Social Media

Social media is a useful tool for the archive sector. It provides the opportunity to reach and engage with audiences while using available resources in the most efficient way possible.

Use our themes & hashtags to promote your archive

The Explore Your Archive campaign operates across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Using #EYA on any of these platforms will greatly increase the reach and engagement of your posts.

The EYA team search for the hashtag daily and repost your content to further promote your posts.

September 2023 – Education


It’s back to school time!

In archives, just as in school, you learn something new every day! So this month, showcase your collections that educate or relate to the education sector in some way.

Teach us something about your archive, the collections they hold, or even a professional or personal discovery. Just don’t set us any homework!

Focus Week

#EYA+’theme’ – Daily themes.

*Themes Announcement*

Due to the success of the Focus Week over recent years, the social media campaign has expanded to 9 days! Each day, there is a different theme which encourages archives to get involved any way they can.

Stay tuned for more details on each theme…

PLUS we aim to hold events across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Monthly Themes

#EYA + ‘theme’

Have fun every month promoting your archive. Use the correct hashtag for each month to highlight a different aspect of your collections.

Scroll down for inspiration and more information!

Dust Busters

#EYADustBusters – use anytime

The public perception of archives is often ‘dusty’, ‘mouldy’ and ‘forgotten’. #EYADustBusters has been created to dispel those myths and show the world the true wonders that archives hold as well as how well these collections are preserved and cared for

Use the hashtag to highlight the importance of the collections you hold, the effort and care taken to ensure these records will be available for generations to come.

Explore Your Archive Day

#ExploreYourArchive – 10th of every month.

A dedicated day for organisations to come together and showcase their collections. Very little time to create content? Then use #ExploreYourArchive day to come together with other institutions and highlight the gems held in your institutions.

Twitter – our posts

Themes and hashtags

Use them on any digital platform.

Add some colour with the EYA brand toolkit.

The toolkit can be found here along with a set of brand guidelines with instructions on the most effective way to promote your content.

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Promoting your own Event

The ArchI’ve Celebrated webpage can also be used to promote online events such as digital webinars or presentations. Using social media to promote these events will also widen event exposure.