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A blog to go with a series of workshops for museums on social media

One thing … October 30, 2009

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Bridge 13, West Coast

Some final thoughts from the West Coast museums …

‘Blogging – connecting something to our existing website – to show them a wee bit more about our museum. And adding objects to our NZMuseums page.’

‘Organise the photos and audio and information that I’ve gathered for my museums studies project and add it to the West Coast Kete project.’

‘For our genealogy and history group, all of the things we’ve looked at are relevant because it’s about reaching out.’

‘I’m looking forward to visiting the Northern Buller Museum, which I haven’t visited before!’

‘I’m keen to update our presence on NZMuseums – add photos, update the text.’

‘I’m going to develop some strategies for the use of social media. If you know why you want to use it, it’s easier to decide which tools to use.’

‘I’m going to get the staff more involved in our current social media activities (take photos and write status updates for our Facebook page and make updates to NZMuseums and NZLive). We’ll strengthen what we’re already doing before taking on new stuff.’

‘Integrating blogging and Twitter on to Facebook, and initiate some conversations about our future website at this early stage in our redevelopment.’

‘I’ve realised that you need to use a number of tools to reach different audiences. It’s possible to reuse content – translate your media releases into a blog post, promote your latest post on twitter etc.’

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Sunshine Gold & Whitebait

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Come visit Hokitika.  West Coast Historical Museum offers you the opportunity to explore Hokitika’s rich history.  Shipwrecks, pounamu, early settlers, meccano gold dredge model, timber milling, whitebaiting.an 18 minute audio visual display depicting the early life and times of the hardy gold miners and settlers. See You There!!!!

 

Westport social media workshop underway

It’s a glorious day in Westport! And we’re sitting inside, in the lovely Westport Library, looking at the web 🙂

These are some of the things we’re wanting to find out:

  • How do you separate personal from professional on social media?
  • What are the benefits of social media?
  • How do we get greater visibility for our museums and services?
  • How can we connect with an international audience (who may never be in a position to visit us physically)?
  • How do we get feedback from and connect with our audiences?