Preview for those who don’t use Instagram: #HispanicHeritageMonth content from National Museum of American History from “Many Voices, One Nation”

I’m thrilled to share the news that we’re hiring! Want to join our awesome team? Read on!

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Washington, D.C.
Social Media Assistant
Application due June 15, 2017

Here’s what I want applicants to know about the job:

The ideal candidate will have excellent…

Ready for your first social media Q&A? Image from Unsplash.

tl;dr: Live social media events can engage audiences and provide opportunities for meaningful interaction. The social media Q&A is a classic format. If done right, it can help showcase museum expertise and inspire positive relationships between passionate fans and museum staff. Before doing a Q&A, get to know your audience…

TL;DR: Events like panel discussion and lectures generate great content. Our audiences love great stories. Depending on your organization’s audience, live tweets may not the best way to package those stories for these audiences. But there are easy work-arounds.

There’s an important panel discussion coming up at your museum, arts…

Overview: #DisabilityStories was an international Twitter chat designed to spark celebration, connections, and reflection related to disability history, culture, and art. The chat took place in July to connect with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 40th anniversary of the VSA, the international organization…

Blue box that says “#DisabilityStories July 15, 20150” with a pointing hand symbol.
  1. #DisabilityStories is an all-day, international conversation. It was organized by museum folk but will include diverse voices from communities and groups around the country — add yours! More background info.
  2. #DisabilityStories takes place tomorrow (Wednesday, July 15, 2015) all day. Jump in whenever works for you!
  3. The hashtag is #DisabilityStories…

Share #DisabilityStories on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Update: The official source for #DisabilityStories information is now this blog post on the National Museum of American History’s blog. Check it out!

#DisabilityStories are everywhere — including some unexpected places — and they’re important. These stories inspire reflection, questions, connections, and celebration. …

Today, many of our staff are participated in a global, Twitter-based Q&A called Ask a Curator Day. Here are a few of our favorite questions and answers.

.@amhistorymuseum My 2nd graders want to know what is the smallest item you have #AskACurator

— Melinee Fernandez (@mellie1245) September 17, 2014


Erin Blasco

Museum educator and social media manager at @amhistorymuseum. Child of @floridarambler and @royalenfields.

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