Museums, Politics and Power live from Saint Petersburg!

MatissedanceOn September 8, the tri-national ICOM conference Museum and Politics finally starts and we are getting very excited! This social media project was created to accompany and document the conference. Since November 2013, we have shared posts from colleagues worldwide, asked questions and received thoughtful comments, gathered weekly worldwide news and created conversations on- and offline – all around the juicy topics of museums, politics and power.

In Saint Petersburg, the blog team will be complete and meet for the very first time in person (only Katrin has had the pleasure of knowing everyone in person). We will also give our best to share the events in both St. Petersburg and Ekaterinburg with you: through posts on this very blog and updates on our Facebook page. If you are a Tweep, you can get in touch with us using the hashtag #museumspolitics and following Linda (@lindabnorris) or Katrin (@Museumthings) on Twitter. Linda’s also on Instagram as @lindabnorris. We will also try to update our Storify page while we are in Russia.

But we hope that many colleagues will join us and will also report live from the conference. If you are coming to Saint Petersburg and planning to share your impressions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or your own blog, too, you are warmly invited to our pre-conference Social Media meetup

on Monday, 8 September at 10 am
at Café Gosti, Malaya Morskaya str, 13. Малая Морская 13, St. Petersburg

And for all of you who will not be attending the conference, feel free to send us your questions, remarks or ideas you have for us, our hosts or the speakers.  We’ll do our best to follow up as quickly as we can, share, and engage in what we hope is a continued global conversation.

Image:  “Matissedance”. at the Hermitage Museum, Via Wikipedia –


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