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Museums open digital doors for #museumweek

logoMuseums in the UK and across the world have been taking part in the third Twitter Museum Week, with streaming video playing more of a role than ever.

Museums are sharing information and content on Twitter, Periscope and Vine using the hashtag #museumsweek along with different theme hashtags for each day of the week.

This year video is playing a part particularly with the rise on Twitter-owned streaming app Periscope. The Museum of Modern Art in New York streamed a private, behind-the-scenes tour and lecture on their Jackson Pollock collection, while the UK’s National Gallery has run a series of videos featuring their curators talking about their work and the British Museum streamed film of life at the museum usually out of the public eye – including how they keep their glass roof clean!

Twitter’s Museum Week runs until April 3rd, with different themes for each day. More than 3,000 museums in 69 countries worldwide are taking part in this year’s Museum Week.

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