Tag is exactly #MuseumFromHome
2020-03-30The JFK Library engaged audiences by sharing a virtual tour of the Columbia Point Museum via a Tweet on Twitter. Individuals on Twitter can explore the exterior of the museum, beginning with President Kennedy's yacht, "Victura," sitting on the museum's lawn. Although museum-goers can't visit the museum in the conventional sense, individuals can still see what the museum looks like on its point in Dorchester, MA
2020-06-22Facebook post from the Science Museum of Minnesota, highlighting a small piece of an object in the collection and asking users to guess what the object was. Museums have used several different hashtags and social media approaches to get people to engage with their collections digitally.
2020Post on the Twitter page of the West End Museum, highlighting an antique bicycle from their collection. The museum's then-current exhibition focused on cycling, and the role women played in the development of cycling as a pastime and means of transportation. Social media posts using #MuseumFrom Home became a crucial way for museums to interact with the public and was accessible to all institutions regardless of their size.
2020-04-14Post on the Twitter page of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture that asks users to comment "what does this painting say to you?" Asks social media users to engage with their recent exhibit "Face to Face: Portraits of Museum Animals" by Jana Matusz. The specific post deals with a painting of a lion cub, inspired by the lion cub that can be viewed in the Africa Gallery of the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Posts like this highlight how museums continue to interact with their audience, and build awareness around their current exhibitions. https://web.archive.org/web/20200417092351/https:/twitter.com/HarvardMuseum/status/1250050814930026503