Last week we announced that the Horniman is taking part in the first ever #MuseumWeek. Organised by Twitter UK, the project aims to gather hundreds of museums across the UK and Europe together to celebrate how Twitter can help them connect people with art, culture, history and science in new ways.
For one week, starting on Monday 24 March, hundreds of museums will take to Twitter and share their stories using the project's daily hashtags as inspiration. Here's what we have planned at the Horniman:
Monday - #DayInTheLife
We're aiming to give our followers a look into the daily lives of as many museums departments as possible. Join us as we pop our heads into offices and join Horniman staff on the front lines. You can even take to tweeting yourself and let us now which parts of museum life you'd like to see.
Tuesday - #MuseumMastermind
It's time to swot up on your Horniman trivia as we pose quizzes and questions about our history and collection. We've also got a surprise up our sleeve so be prepared for a challenge.
Wednesday - #MuseumMemories
Join us to take a trip down memory lane as staff and visitors alike share their earliest memories of the Horniman. Have you been visiting since you were small or are we a recent discovery - we'd love to hear what's stuck in your mind.
Thursday - #BehindTheArt
This is a day to celebrate what goes on behind the scenes to keep our collections safe and get them out on display for the public to see. We'll be sharing all the hard work our staff do to make this happen.
Friday - #AskTheCurator
Ever wanted to know exactly what's inside the Walrus? How to tell the difference betwen a harpsichord and a clavichord? Or what it takes to care for our adorable alpacas? We have experts in areas all across the Horniman standing by to answer your questions.
Saturday - #MuseumSelfies
The museum theme of the moment is back, with a day dedicated to sharing your selfies taken in museums. The best kind, of course, being one with a walrus - why not use this weekend to snap a pic with our most famous resident? Make sure to include the #selfiewiththewalrus hashtag when you share it and it might even make it to our Pinterest board.
Sunday - #GetCreative
And finally, Sunday is a day to be inspired by our collections. We want to hear from you what your more unusual Horniman highlights are (after all, it's not all about the Walrus). What are your 'must-sees' for a visit and what would you include on a treasure trail around the Museum?
You can track the project using the #MuseumWeek hashtag or follow our account to see what we're sharing.
We'd love you to get involved and join the conversation: remember, if you're tweeting about Museums next week, don't forget to include the #MuseumWeek hashtag.