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Twitter launches inaugural European #MuseumWeek

AFP   March 25, 2014
First Published: 17:46 IST(25/3/2014) | Last Updated: 18:30 IST(25/3/2014)

Twitter has launched a Museum Week hashtag in the UK and across Europe to celebrate and explore the behind-the-scenes work that goes on throughout the continent's cultural institutions.

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The event kicks off Monday and sees over 300 museums and galleries come together on the social media platform, tweeting throughout the duration of the week.

Each day of the week will be structured around a different theme, with Monday, March 24 with devoted to #DayInTheLife, offering a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes on a typical day at each museum.

London's British Museum is among those participating in Twitter Museum Week. (AFP)

For the rest of the week, the institutions will test the public's general knowledge in #MuseumMastermind, invite tweeters to share their favorite museum anecdotes in #MuseumMemories, take a look at the architecture and history of their buildings in #BehindTheArt and offer the chance to ask questions with #AskTheCurator.

The event will wrap up on Sunday by asking visitors to tweet creative new titles for historic works.

The #MuseumSelfie trend is making a comeback in honor of the event, with no-photography rules being waived in order to allow visitors to snap themselves inside their favorite museum.

Institutions taking part include the British Museum, the British Film Institute, the V&A, the Tate and Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

For more information check out #MuseumWeek on Twitter.


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Mein Kampf by Adolf HitlerUp for auction: Rare Mein Kampf copies signed by Hitler

Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho's next novel Adultery to be out in August

Basharat PeerThe dawn after curfew

Indian writer Pankaj Mishra wins $150,000 Yale literary prize

Actress Lindsay Lohan$1 million deal for book on Lindsay Lohan's rehab diaries?

Drowning in Karma colaDoniger’s book not to be re-issued for now; publisher to consult 4 experts

BooksJoe McGinniss, author of 'The Selling of the President,' dies

BooksDavid Nicholls' next novel to be out in September

Bina RamaniI wanted to elope with Shammi Kapoor: Bina Ramani

2Oprah Winfrey's columns to be compiled in a book

Uzbek fighterA look into Robert Nickelsberg's record of Afghanistan and modern warfare

On Hinduism - Wendy DonigerBanned books off shelves but available online

Agent VinodI would like to write a good book one day: Kareena Kapoor

Khushwant SinghBest books of Khushwant Singh

Man Booker Prize 2013How to Poo on a Date scoops award for oddly named book

Nasreen's book on life and times of Waheeda Rehman

BooksFictional thrillers for a chilly weekend

BatmanGotham's 'dark knight' Batman turns 75, 2014 to be full of bat-goodies

BooksI envy Bollywood’s way of celebrating culture: James Hart

1938 Bugatti 57SC AtlanticNew coffee table book features all 17 BMW Art Cars

Garcia MarquezNobel writer Garcia Marquez hospitalized in Mexico

Tiger tiger burning bright

Nothing great about it!

About a debt-ridden fashionista!

Pic10A film on The Immortals of Meluha?

Eudora Welty

Paul Theroux

Veggies Go On A Beauty Parade

J K RowlingJ K Rowling sues eBay

Muslim Personal Law Board issues decree against Taslima

Sachin 10Tendulkar is Virgin Comics' ‘super-hero’

The India I Love

A Space of Her Own

Saki

Kingsley Amis

Julian Barnes

Thai, writes in English

Prison Diaries

Beyond Harry Potter

Sachin: A Definite Biography

Leadership in Indian Army

Nanak: The Guru

Saudi writer Rajaa Al-Sanie is seen in this undated publicity photo.Girls of Riyadh creates a stir

harryPotter makes history as fastest-selling book

Jaipur Literature FestivalWhisper campaign

Beloved New Zealand author Margaret Mahy dies

Teenager techie set for his fourth book release

On the bookshelf this week

GO-GIVERS SELL MORE:This is the sequel to the international bestseller

Amazon Kindle FirePrepare before buying books online

blair and cherieBlair memoir finds a publisher

Obama Obama's Dreams, Audacity, Hope return

Books, Akbar Ahmed, Journey into Islam, IslamBridging the gap

David DavidarThere is a power in solitude: David Davidar

Mohsin HamidWhich way to the Booker?

A heritage of words

War and Peace caught in muddle

Mush actually

A person like us

3rd book of Archer's 'Clifton Chronicles' to have India launchReview: Jeffrey Archer's Best Kept Secret

Review: The Ocean in a Drop: Inside out Youth Leadership

Book Talk: The Last Train to Zona Verde

Twilight director to pen book on film’s making

The Last Train to Zona VerdeRabindranath's letter found in Bangladesh

Book extract: That Used to Be US

Move on Bunny by Vivek Atray

Haruki MurakamiWriting is like going to dark place: Murakami

BooksBicyle book delivery!

Dan Brown returns to Europe for 'Inferno'Book review: Inferno

William ShawcrossDeath of letters spells tough time for biographers, says royal writer

Books to look forward to…

Review: Tagore’s Paintings

Obama’s Wars

‘India agreed to buy US defence products in return for deal’

HarvestJim Crace, Colm Toibin on Booker Prize longlist

True-crime writer Ann Rule sues Seattle newspaper

Fork in the path

Night FilmReview: Night Film

I’m PregnantBaby on board!

River GangaSullied rivers in full spate

Finding NeemaReview: Finding Neema

PartitionGraphic novel on Partition - stories from India, Pakistan

Dhyanchand‘The Wizard’ dribbles on

Brahma DreamingIndian mythology from a Western perspective

Ramayan featureGod of big things

Celebs get knotty!Raj Kundra tells 'How Not to Make Money' via book!

8Sarkozy's ex-wife comes out with tell-all autobiography

‘Elusive’ female orgasm decodedDinosaur porn latest trend in erotic books market

Marcella HazanItalian cookbook author Marcella Hazan dies at 89

Mario Vargas LlosaVargas Llosa says latest novel his 'most optimistic'

Book review: Mystic Musings

Peter MatthiessenAuthor Peter Matthiessen dies at 86

Marvel ComicsIn Marvel Comics, Ms Marvel returns as Muslim teen

Bay Psalm BookThe Luminaries: worth its 832 pages

How to Make Enemies and Offend PeopleReview: How to Make Enemies and Offend People

NaushadNaushadnama: a must-read for fans of classic Hindi film music

Sachin TendulkarTen questions you wish someone would ask Sachin Tendulkar

Review: Riot Politics - Hindu-Muslim Violence and the Indian State

The GoldfinchReview: 'The Goldfinch' is a tale of art and loss

DSC Prize 2013 longlist announced

James PattersonBest-selling author Patterson reflects on success

Tihar jailTihar prisoners publish collection of poems

Asterix chez les PictesAsterix returns for first new adventures in eight years

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