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Twitter, a big hit with news junkies and those in the media industry, has been working to widen that scope to bring in more mainstream users, as well as those with other special interests. The latest group to be tapped are culture vultures: between March 24 and 30, Twitter will dedicate a week to museums across Europe and the UK, with hundreds of galleries signed up to produce special content for the platform, giving “Twitter users direct and unparalleled access to some of Europe’s leading museums and the people behind them in 140-character bursts.”

You can see a full list of official participants here, although a spokesperson says that any arty venue can jump on the bandwagon by using the #MuseumWeek hashtag. Those already signed up include the Science Museum (@sciencemuseum), the Natural History Museum (@NHM_London), the Victoria and Albert Museum (@V_and_A), the British Museum (@britishmuseum), and Tate (@Tate)…

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