Creating #Citizencurators: Putting Twitter Into Museum Showcases

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  • Memories, Archives and Museums

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  • Creating #Citizencurators: Putting Twitter Into Museum Showcases

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  • Keywords: Social media, Twitter, crowdsourcing, museums, curating, Olympics; participation
    This article is a case study of a Twitter project #citizencurators, which was jointly developed by the University of Westminster and the Museum of London to ‘collect’ Londoners’ experience of the 2012 Olympic Games. The cross-disciplinary research explored how cultural institutions can use social media to extend and diversify their collecting methos. As such this project demonstrates how the use of social networking can empower the Museum.

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