For #MuseumWeek2020, National Museum crowdsources art, culture stories amid the pandemic
With the theme “Togetherness,” this year’s celebration aims to highlight the role of culture and the arts in community building
Apr 20, 2020
On Mar. 26, the Getty Museum put up an internet challenge where people at home recreate scenes from art with objects and people they have at their disposal. Art aficionados were quick to think of ingenious ways to channel their creativity while in quarantine. Funny and witty depictions of portraits and still lifes can now be found online under the hashtag #gettymuseumchallenge.
— Blackeyed Blonde (@Esther_Green_) April 14, 2020
The National Museum is taking on a similar crowdsourced initiative right in time for Museum Week, which falls on the week of May 11-17 this year called “My Museum Story,” where anyone could send in their stories and accompanying photos on three themes: culture in quarantine, museum moments and dreams.
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As we continue to #StayAtHome to contribute to making sure we #BeatCOVID2019, we encourage you to make the most of your time while quarantined and use it to focus on your wellbeing. For the upcoming #MuseumWeek2020, an online global campaign happening on May 11-17, we would like to invite you to be our partners in creating content for our posts. For 7 days, 7 themes with 7 hashtags will be featured. This year’s theme is “Togetherness”. With the global health crisis brought about by coronavirus, the encompassing theme of being together is more relevant than ever. This year’s campaign promotes the universal message of being united highlighting the power of culture, heritage, and the institutions that support them and their unique ability to bring people together. Here's how you can share your story: 1. Choose a theme that inspires you. 2. Based on your chosen theme, create content that includes your write up and your image/photo. 3. Write up should be in English and should contain a maximum of 300 words. 4. Write up and image should be submitted separately. 5. Make sure that you own the image/photo and that it relates to your write up. 6. Content should promote positivity and inspiration in Culture, Heritage and Museums. 7. Minor photo editing and enhancement are allowed. 8. Don’t forget to include in your entries the hashtags: #NationalMuseumPh, #MuseumWeek2020, #MyMuseumStory 9. Send your entries to [email protected] 10. Deadline of submission is April 25, Saturday. 11. Winning entries for each theme will be the official entry of the NMP on its participation to Museum Week 2020, which will take place on May 11 to 17. 12. Winners will be acknowledged as tagged in the posting of entries in the NMP official social media accounts during the Museum Week celebration. Museum Week is an annual worldwide festival for cultural institutions on social media that has grown to include over 60,000 participants from more than a hundred countries and is being supported by UNESCO. To know more about the Museum Week 2020 Campaign, you may visit this link: https://museum-week.org. Text and posters by Rai Salterio/NM MSD
“For the upcoming #MuseumWeek2020, we would like to invite you to be our partners in creating content for our posts. For 7 days, 7 themes with 7 hashtags will be featured. This year’s theme is ‘Togetherness.’ With the global health crisis brought about by coronavirus, the encompassing theme of being together is more relevant than ever,” read the National Museum’s post.
To join, just choose a theme from the options then create content with story and photo based on it. As per the rules, the write-up should be in English and not more than 300 words accompanied by your own image or other visual. Minor image manipulation is allowed. And above all, entries should promote positivity and inspiration in culture, heritage and museums. When sending to [email protected], include hashtags #NationalMuseumPh, #MuseumWeek2020 and #MyMuseumStory.
Selected entries will be posted on the National Museum’s social media pages.
Museum Week is an annual observance around the world for cultural institutions on social media. Since its founding in 2014, the worldwide festival has grown to include over 60,000 participants from 100+ countries.
This year, in solidarity with the global efforts against COVID-19, the initiative has set up a week-long celebration around this year’s theme, “Togetherness.”
“We want to highlight the power of culture, art and the institutions that support them and their unique ability to bring us together,” read Museum Week’s statement on their website.
Header photo courtesy of National Museum Facebook page
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