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Yellow1Exciting news this morning via the Museum of Modern Art’s Twitter (@museummodernart),The Rijksmuseum is now officially tweeting from @Rijksmuseum! Yes, we are such nerds for art and museum-hopping that this made our morning. We can’t wait to hear what they have to say; hopefully some of it is in English!
As we sit here anxiously awaiting the Rijksmuseum’s tweets, that got us thinking about other great museums to follow on Twitter. Do you follow museums just in your hometown, the cities you are about to visit or do you have a whole list? We follow a ton of museums not only because we love to see what they are all up to but also because we love to watch the conversations they all have with each other. It’s a great way to keep up to date about what is going on at your favorite institution or find an excuse to travel to one!
Below are our three favorite museums to follow on Twitter and we hope if you are tweeting that you’ll follow us as well! Tell us what you’d like us blog about or any travel questions you have @museyon.

The Brooklyn Museum, @brooklynmuseum: There is a reason The Brooklyn Museum always pops-up in lists of great Twitter accounts, it’s engaging, insightful and always ready to answer questions and get it’s patrons involved with the museum. It’s no wonder that its Chief of Technology, and chief tweeter, Shelley Bernstein, was named one of Crain’s 40 under 40 this year, she fantastic! The Brooklyn Museum is the shining example of how a museum can use technology to both drive in traffic and an audience that is wider than Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Museum is one of the largest and oldest institutions in the U.S. with a vast collection spanning from ancient Egypt to the contemporary. The museum has free entertainment programs and admission on the first Saturday of every month from 5-11pm.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
(718) 638-5000
The Everhart Museum, @everhartmuseum: It’s not often one can interact so much with the curator of a museum but The Everhart’s Twitter is one of those rare instances where it’s head curator Nezka Pfeifer is the active and friendly tweeter, ready to answer questions and provide support for her fellow museums. Even if you don’t happen to be near Scranton, PA, following the Everhart helps you keep-up to date with what is going on in the museum world. The Everhart Museum has a great collection of natural history and science artifacts as well as fine art. They also have rotating exhibitions, currently on display is The Art of the Brick, sculptures by Nathan Sawaya made from LEGOS!
The Everhart Museum
1901 Mulberry St
Scranton, PA 18510
(570) 346.7186
The American Museum of Natural History, @atamnh: This super-star museum says that it tweets about “Dinos to deep space” and it truly does. Not a day goes by that AMNH doesn’t send out interesting facts about the museum’s collection or about science in general. For instance, did you know that “because the Banded Gecko’s ears are positioned below its skull, you can shine a light on one side of its head and see it on the other?” well now you do. The museum also holds so many great lectures, parties, concerts and events, their Twitter account is a great way to keep track of them all.
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY, 10024-5192
(212) 769-5100

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