Go For It!

Julie Devenney, social media officer for ARAScotland & Archive Hour writes about ArchiveHour for SHSMG in the latest blog. “Why don’t you set it up?” said an archivist friend to me, back in May, after I’d been grumbling again that there was a @museumhour and an @ancestryhour but no @archivehour! “Why don’t I?!” I had not […]

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MuseumInstaTour

Russell Dornan tells us about how he used his museum’s Instagram during a collaborative, fun day out visiting a group London institutions. How many museums have you managed to visit in one day? If it’s more than six, I doff my cap to you. When I and five other museum social media managers visited six […]

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Going Live!

Gregor McMillan is a video production officer at Registers of Scotland, the non-ministerial government department responsible for maintaining land and property records. Earlier in the year, RoS successfully streamed their first ever Facebook Live event, and in this blog, Gregor recounts their experience and offers some tips on how to stream on a budget. First, […]

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3 Ways To Make History More Shareable

Laura Brown is the social media manager at the Registers of Scotland, the non-ministerial government department tasked with maintaining land and property records. She is also a travel blogger and has worked with numerous organisations in the tourism and heritage sector. In 2017, the Registers of Scotland (RoS) are celebrating 400 years of Scottish land […]

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Heritage Social Media Fandom

Stephenie McGucken is a PhD candidate & tutor at the University of Edinburgh in the History of Art. Her research interests include the uses of heritage in film, and draws on her experiences with various fandoms to help form research questions. She also runs the social media for the Edinburgh Medieval Pigment Project.   Everyone […]

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Managing Multiple Accounts

  Kiara King is the archivist at the Ballast Trust. Kiara has written about her experiences of running and contributing to multiple twitter accounts.   Today I counted up my twitter accounts and realised I have access to 7 different ones. Thankfully I can confidently say that I’ve still had more hot dinners than twitter […]

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