#MuseumFromHome festival in partnership with BBC Arts becomes top trend in the UK 4/5/2020

On April 30th the BBC ran a day-long #MuseumfromHome event across television, radio and social media, celebrating the work and collections of museums of all sizes across the country, exuberantly presented by museum freelance consultants Dan Vo and Sacha Coward. Highlights included experts from Royal Museum Greenwich discussing how humans have communicated throughout history, Horniman’s Dr Jamie Craggs on breeding new coral in hope of reviving endangered reef systems, Quonya Huff of the National Mining Museum Scotland discussing the history of the mining community, Jess Turtle of the Museum of Homelessness describing how it is currently involved in a food outreach project, and the Science Museum’s Sir Ian Blatchford describing how the museum is collecting objects relating to the social and scientific impact of the covid crisis. There was also a live feed capturing everything from short films to museum augmented reality projects and museum gardens. #MuseumFromHome was the top trending topic in the UK for most of the day, indicating that the event got the attention of a large audience. NMDC worked alongside Art Fund and the MA to help co-ordinate this event. We would like to thank every individual and every museum that got involved,  bringing a little joy in difficult times, and reminding audiences of all we have to offer when lockdown ends. BBC Arts (live feed), Museums Journal, BBC (Highlights)