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#MuseumWeek 2015: A look back on seven days of insights into our historic collections

We dug through our treasure trove of 300 years of Covent Garden artifacts as part of this global social media event.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

30 March 2015 at 12.05pm | 1 Comment

Last week, cultural institutions around the world came together to offer a unique insight into their historic collections and activities through #MuseumWeek - seven days of dedicated social media coverage through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

As well as thousands of museums and galleries, dozens of theatres (including the ROH) got in on the act, offering glimpses into their archives and life backstage.

Here are a selection of our own tweets from the week, in case you missed the coverage:

Practice, practice, practice. Jacob here recently joined The Royal Ballet School after taking part in one of our Chance to Dance workshops. The programme works with 30 primary schools across Thurrock, Lambeth and Southwark, giving pupils the opportunity to attend Royal Ballet demonstrations and stage rehearsals, as well as take part in practical workshops. Before taking part in Chance to Dance, Jacob had never considered dance training but since joining the school, Jacob has performed with the professional Company in The Sleeping Beauty on the main stage at Covent Garden. If you've taken up dancing - either full-time training or as a hobby - how have you found the experience? #royaloperahouse #royalballet #ballet #dance #inspirationMW #museumweek #theatre #theater #london #coventgarden #royalballetschool

A photo posted by Royal Opera House (@royaloperahouse) on

Find out more about our Historic Collections via the ROH Collections website, which features highlights and a performance database.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

30 March 2015 at 12.05pm

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged archive, history, Museum Week, ROH Collections, Social Media, twitter

This article has 1 comment

  1. Christine Walker responded on 1 April 2015 at 8:28am Reply

    Really enjoyed seeing these archives & learning more about the history of the ROH!

    A visit to the ROH was always on my bucket list & I have now been fortunate enough to go four times! It's a huge treat (I live in North Northumberland) and I soak up the whole experience - I have always had champers & lunch in the Paul Hamlyn Champagne Bar but hope to book in the Crush Room next time (love the origin of the name)!

    My favourite area to sit is the Donald Gordon Grand Tier - no particular seat!

    Hope to see more archive postings & learn more about the ROH - thank you!

    Best wishes

    Christine Walker

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