Museum Week 2018

Museum Week 2018

 

It’s Museum Week 2018!

#MuseumWeek is a brilliant initiative created by Twitter and sponsored by UNESCO and is all about making the most of the museums of the world from 23rd to 29th April 2018. Worldwide, the most prestigious museums, galleries and libraries will celebrate their collections with hashtags different from day to day.

With its 280,000 followers, @MuseiinComune is the first Italian museum profile and since 2009 has been promoting the Civic Museums of Rome Capital and the Capitoline Superintendency of Cultural Heritage, with the museum services of Zètema.

Rome’s museum portfolio boasts 20 breathtaking collections including the Capitoline Museums: the oldest public museum in the world, the Ara Pacis Museum, the Centrale Montemartini, the Museum of Rome in Trastevere and the Trajan Markets. During the Museum Week all the participating museums will exhibit new content, show the ‘behind the scenes’ of the museum life and interact with their visitors.

Museum Week began on Monday 23rd with a special dedication to women using the hashtag #womenMW and celebrated the many women present in the Capitoline Museum from Livia, the wife of the Emperor Augustus, to the Italian sculptor Antonietta Raphaël, as well as the many archaeologists, art restorers, curators and directors who daily bring us these fabulous museum collections.

Today, Tuesday April 24th, was dedicated to #cityMW, the concept of the city as an inspiration for writers, musicians and artists from ancient Rome to the Grand Tour, and to the present day.

Wednesday, April 25 #heritageMW
A day to pay tribute to the immense heritage of the Capitoline museum system in all its forms.

Thursday, April 26 #professionsMW
Spotlight on the professions that make museums live, from the best known to the less known: taxidermists, curators, custodians, restorers, communicators, etc.

Friday 27 April #kidsMW
How museums promote children’s development by stimulating their civic sense and imagination.

Saturday, April 28 #natureMW
A day to share unpublished contents on how nature is depicted in the works and architecture of municipal museums.

Sunday, April 29 #differenceMW
As art tells the relationship with each other, overcoming every form of barrier and boundary.

For the Civic Museums System it will be a new opportunity to network and interact with the public. The web and social presence of Musei in Comune is growing and enriching its audience with new content and the numbers testify to the public’s appreciation:

Did you know?

There are 2,500,000 visitors per year on the www.museincomuneroma.it portal and on the related museum sites (all available in 4 languages: Italian, English, French and Spanish).
Over 470,000 “like” on Facebook, 280,000 followers on Twitter, 861,248 subscribers to the Youtube channel, 39,500 followers on Instagram.
Since 2008, Musei in Comune has carried out social networking activities, for example spreading more or less known works and contextualizing them, launching curiosities, anticipations, news in real time and backstage to engage with the public, telling stories and curiosities.

What’s your favourite museum in Rome? Tweet us @ItalysBestRome using the hashtag #MuseumWeek

We can’t wait to welcome you to one of Rome’s many exciting museums soon!

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