Thanks very much to everybody who took pictures of the fun they had at Museums at Night events, and shared them in our Flickr group. There are 265 images from all over the UK, and our judges (Gordon MacDonald, editor of Photoworks magazine; Culture24 editor Richard Moss and Culture24 director Jane Finnis) were delighted to see the range of events people had been to.
It was particularly great to see so many interesting photos this year from participating venues – these are handy to use for promoting future events in your museum or gallery. If you’re sending out a press release inviting people to come and explore your collections after dark, providing pictures showing happy visitors doing just that can make the difference between getting a one-line nib and a quarter-page spread in your local newspaper.
If you’re planning on taking part in Museums at Night 2011, we’ll be asking you to list your event in the Culture24 DDE database, and then to send us a promotional photo, ideally of people having fun in your venue at night. Here at Culture24 we get a lot of media enquiries about the Museums at Night programme, and these photos are incredibly useful in bringing your event descriptions to life.
You can read our article about the photographers and see all the winning photos here.