The Museum Cabinet

Useful Twitter Hashtags

Twitter has several hashtags for museum topics. On #MuseumHour, a guest host leads a discussion on a selected theme every Monday between 20:00-21:00 UK time. #MuseumWorkersSpeak has a questions and answers format and happens every first Wednesday of the month between 14:00-15:00 and 20:00-21:00 EST. On the #ITweetMuseums hashtag, anyone can share their museum-related views and experiences; museum workers are encouraged to tweet from their personal accounts. #MuseumDocumentation is where people can share tips on documentation methods.

Memberships

Geological Curators’ Group: Affiliated with the Geological Society of London. They also list jobs at natural history museums and offer workshops and meetings.

Museums Association: Resources include informative webpages on careers advice, ethical issues in museums, conferences, exhibitions and workshops.

Natural Sciences Collections Association: They aim to promote and support natural history collections. They also offer annual conferences and have a jobs page.

Other

Museum Studies at Leicester has a Job Desk page with an extensive list of jobs in the UK which is updated on Thursdays. The list includes part/full time, volunteer work, internships, etc.

 

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