Social Media

It’s time for a digital transformation

It’s time for a digital transformation

By Assam Ghulam, 6th Form Student, The Langley Academy One of the things I like about studying at The Langley Academy is that museum learning is integrated across all areas of the curriculum. For my Year 12 work experience I was delighted when the opportunity arose for me to work as a museum blogger researching digital   Read more ›

20 December 2013
Facebook: how it works for us, from the perspective of a small heritage organisation

Facebook: how it works for us, from the perspective of a small heritage organisation

By Sarah Humphris, Bexley Heritage Trust Working for a small independent charity, Bexley Heritage Trust (BHT) that manages two historic houses, Hall Place and Danson House, means that I wear lots of hats in the workplace. As Marketing and Events Officer my role ranges from managing events and marketing to the Friends organisation, volunteers and updating   Read more ›

2 December 2013
Tumblring towards Audience Engagement

Tumblring towards Audience Engagement

By Anna Darron While the use of social media in larger museums is often relegated to marketing or communications departments, those of us who work in smaller museums may grapple with the question of whose responsibility the maintenance of our online presence should fall to – or perhaps whether or not it is even worth the   Read more ›

25 November 2013

Want to know how visitors use your website? | A free guide here from the V&A

Free V&A code and instructions for setting up navigation usage-tracking in Google Analytics A post on the V&A Digital Media blog is a quick overview of how you can use Google Analytics Event Tracking to capture exactly how visitors make use of your on-site navigation. If you’ve ever wanted to know what people get up to,   Read more ›

5 November 2013
Social Media in Library and Archives

Social Media in Library and Archives

Taming Social Media in the Natural History Museum Library and Archives Hellen Sharman, Reader Services Librarian, Library & Archives, Natural History Museum [NHM] attended the LMG Museums and Social Media event in May and would like to share a little insight into how a Librarian uses social media in a large museum. Question 1: How did   Read more ›

9 September 2013
Are you a browser or a searcher?  A different approach to putting collections online at the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, Middlesex University

Are you a browser or a searcher? A different approach to putting collections online at the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, Middlesex University

Are you a browser or a searcher?  The answer will probably depend on how familiar you are with what you are looking at.  If you know a lot about the subject you may have the confidence to search, in order to go straight to what you are looking for.  If it’s a topic that’s unfamiliar to   Read more ›

9 September 2013

A round up of the LMG Museums and Social Media Event

London Museums Group presented the event “Museums and Social Media” on 24 May at the Tate Britain.  Speakers discussed social media from a variety of perspectives, including its uses for networking, marketing, engagement, and evaluation. A storify of the event is here LMG Chair Judy Lindsay kicked off proceedings with a brief AGM.  A number of   Read more ›

15 August 2013
Digital participation, engagement and crowdsourcing in museums

Digital participation, engagement and crowdsourcing in museums

Tips for digital participation, engagement and crowdsourcing in museums | by Mia Ridge Introduction Digital technologies have created exciting new possibilities for museum audiences to engage more widely and more deeply with cultural heritage content and collections. (But I should point out that while I’m a technologist, the Chair of the Museums Computer Group and researching   Read more ›

15 August 2013
Museums and Social Media | How and what to evaluate?

Museums and Social Media | How and what to evaluate?

 Sharing how to evaluate social media and develop an evaluation methodology, using the case study The Tanks. As a Digital Analyst at Tate, one of my duties is to analyze the impact of social media.  There are some exciting challenges in this task, from selecting the appropriate metrics and analysis methods to using the tools to   Read more ›

15 August 2013