Social Media

Participants and participating services in Explore Your Archive have experimented with social media extensively in the past seven years of the campaign. To date most campaign activity has been on Twitter, with daily hashtag themes during Launch Week as well as our overall #ExploreYourArchive hashtag. There are plans to broaden Explore Your Archive’s social media presence across a range of social media platforms, so watch this space.

Explore Your Archive is a year-round campaign, so you can freely use #ExploreYourArchive to accompany any campaign, activity or event that you are planning at any time. If using Explore Your Archive resources can help you promote your service, collection or work in the UK and Ireland in any way, the branding is yours to use.

For our 2019 campaign, we suggest the following Twitter hashtags:

#ExploreYourArchive – any and every day of the year, including (especially) in Launch Week. Use it to celebrate the richness and variety within archives – why they are relevant to our world today, what they can tell us and how they can entertain us. Share stories, gems and facts about your collection. You could also share pictures from your events and promote upcoming ones.

This year, we will also introduce a new hashtag every month to engage users, archivists, records managers, conservators, researchers, and lovers of archives of all kinds to share their experience.

February: #LoveArchives

March: #ArchiveShelfie

April: We’re joining @ARAScot with #Archive30!

May: #ForTheRecord

June: #ArchiveVolunteered

July: #ArchiveTravelled

August: #ArchiveDictionary

September: #StoresOpenDay

October: #ConservationNightmare

November: Daily activity for our Launch Week 2019 will be announced soon!

December: #OnceUponAnArchive