Write a guest post for the Museums at Night blog!

A photo of a lit-up castle reflected in the sea at night
Castle Cornet in Guernsey will be coming alive for Museums at Night 2011
We’re very lucky with this blog – we have lots of readers who work in the arts and heritage sectors, who really value not just the marketing and promotional ideas that the Culture24 team share here, but also the “back-channel” the blog provides for people from the sector to share their tips and success stories.

Recently, I’ve had a couple of guest writers who were so inspired once they began writing blog posts that they ended up creating in-depth articles so comprehensive that I’ve featured them as useful resources on the main Culture24 website.

Jo Willis from Kew Bridge Steam Museum wrote this guide to staging family-friendly ghost tours, while Teresa Fox-Wells from Borough Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme wrote this case study about making the most of your volunteers’ talents to deliver a successful event.

I’ve been speaking to lots of people from all over the UK about their plans for Museums at Night, and learning about events and examples of teamwork which sound so exciting that I’m already commissioning more guest blog posts for this year. Do you have a story to tell about event planning or marketing which you’d like to share?

You can see all our previous guest posts here: https://museumsatnight.wordpress.com/tag/guest-post/ – as you can tell, writing a guest blog post can be a great way to talk about your venue and celebrate the work your team does.

The idea is to showcase lots of different voices, passing on marketing and event planning ideas to inspire other venues who may be considering participating in Museums at Night in future. Perhaps you could share how you planned and marketed your Museums at Night event last year, or any tips about things that went well, and ideas for aspects you might do differently in future. Alternatively, have you been to an amazing event in a museum, gallery or heritage site at night – and if so, what made it special?

Guest blog post requirements

I’ll need you to send me:

  1. 200-350 words, written in a chatty, friendly, style
  2. A couple of photos of visitors exploring your museum, gallery or heritage site, ideally at night, with the photographers’ credit. We love to share photos of people having fun at cultural and heritage venues!
  3. A couple of lines about yourself – I’m happy to link to your website, Twitter account, LinkedIn profile etc.
  4. A thumbnail-sized photo of you
If you have any questions, please give me a call on 01273 623336 – and watch this space for all kinds of guest posts, starting next week!

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