August 28, 2014


Earlier this week, we hosted an event over at Museum140 to celebrate ‘Museums on Instagram‘. The aim was to raise awareness of museums using Instagram, encourage more museums to sign up, share favourite museum Instagram pics, and get everyone visiting museums and posting lots of new photos from their visits. In short, we wanted to create a buzz around museums on Instagram! Looking at the stats, it looks like we succeeded:

  • over 2,700 tweets with the hashtag #InstaMuseum were sent and the hashtag trended in 15 different countries around the world
  • we added over 180 new entries to our database of museums on Instagram, bringing the current total to 328
  • in the 24 hours after the start of the event on Tuesday morning, over 1500 new #InstaMuseum pics were posted to Instagram!

I was busy instagramming too, of course. Since I was also managing the event, I didn’t have the time to go out to a museum and take new photos on the day, so instead I shared my favourite photos of museums around the world from my archives. Here are my #InstaMuseum pics – I hope you enjoy them!

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National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

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Scotland/England: Riverside Museum, Glasgow – Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow – National Museum of Flight, East Fortune – Sherlock Holmes Museum, London

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Berlin: Museum Island – Pergamon Museum – Computer Games Museum – Jewish Museum Berlin – Currywurst Museum – Buchstabenmuseum (Museum of Letters)

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Europe: Röntgen Museum, Lennep, Germany – Museum for Early Industrialisation, Wuppertal, Germany – Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland – Phallological Museum, Husavik (now in Reykjavik), Iceland – Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark – Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Europe/ Japan: Belvedere, Vienna, Austria – Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb, Croatia – Olympic & Sport Museum, Barcelona, Spain – Ghibli Museum, Tokyo

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Washington, D.C., USA: National Museum of the American Indian – National Museum of American History – National Postal Museum – National Air & Space Museum – National Bonsai & Penjing Museum – National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden


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