Museum Week is an event held online, every year, bringing together museums and museum lovers from all over the world.
"Since 2014 MuseumWeek has grown to include over 60,000 participants from 100+ countries. It has become the first virtual, worldwide cultural event on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Weibo, WeChat and VKontakte."
This year, amid the pandemic, Museum Week was even more important to create community and inspire hope. For a full week, each day was assigned a hashtag that museums could use as briefings to create content:
We will celebrate the workers that face the crisis with #heroesMW on Monday May 11, then a #CultureInQuarantineMW day inspired by the Getty Museum initiative (#ArtInQuarantine), we will continue on Wednesday with the flagship theme #togetherMW and then with #MuseumMomentsMW to recall memories. Friday 15 will be devoted to climate change with #climateMW and Saturday to #technologyMW that allows museums to extend their reason-to-be on digital platforms. The week will finish with a day devoted to #dreamsMW and hope…
This timespace follows the World Health Organization's situation reports regarding the COVID-19 outbreak that started in Hubei, China, in January 2020. Cover photograph taken in Japan by Jérémy Stenuit.