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Museum Passion - Get involved with the BBC on October 15th

Share the Wonders of Chard Museum and the rich local history of our town

Join in the BBC’s #MuseumPassion event

The BBC – in partnership with the Museums Association, National Museum Directors’ Council and Art Fund – is calling for museums across the UK to participate in an event called #MuseumPassion on 15 October. as part of a season highlighting the work of museums which will feature on TV, radio and online. The #MuseumPassion event will consist of a whole day of promoted content on social media, TV and radio focusing on the UK’s museums.

What do you do to participate?

All you need to do is to use the hashtag #MuseumPassion when posting on the Chard Museum and Heritage Facebook or Instagram pages. Post between 10:00 - 17:00 on Thursday 15 October for the opportunity to have your content shared with others. The BBC will host and highlight social media content throughout the day from museums, galleries and archives via the BBC Arts Website and across other BBC programmes and accounts.

What kind of content are they looking for?

We’re interested in stories or objects that make people passionate about museums and their collections. The theme of #MuseumPassion is purposefully broad – you could share content about specific items in the collection, the history of the museum, or how your museum is engaging with people on important contemporary issues such as Climate Change, Covid-19 or Black Lives Matter. In the case of Chard it could be the Carnival, Chard Remembers, the Chard Five, old photographs or the lace and wool trade. The important thing is to share and celebrate the museum and Chard’s local history.

How do I participate if I do not use Facebook or Instagram?

It is straight forward. There are two options, go to to the Wonders of Chard Museum in our Virtual Museum, then click on the Donation Form. Tell us your story, add a video, image, or link to a blog, or simple email , share your contribution. We will then post it on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

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