​Good Social (Media) Practice

In November 2017, Museums Galleries Scotland asked me to deliver a talk at the Nationally Significant Collections Meeting on using social media at Surgeons' Hall Museums. The following blog post is an amended transcript of the talk I delivered. Surgeons' Hall Museums, for those of you who don't know has been open to the public since 1832 … Continue reading ​Good Social (Media) Practice

Twitter for Museum Professionals

This blog is an edited transcript from a talk I gave at the Museums Association: Moving on Up Conference, held in February at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  A Twitter account for a museum is, in my eyes an unofficial membership list, where fans of your museum follow you and engage with you. It … Continue reading Twitter for Museum Professionals

Advocacy in Museums – Museums Association Conference 2016

On Tuesday 9th of November, I gave a talk about using social media as a tool for advocacy at the Museums Association conference in Glasgow. At Surgeons’ Hall Museums I use our social media channels to engage with our users about our collections. Our museum has gone from a perceived private museum to one that … Continue reading Advocacy in Museums – Museums Association Conference 2016