Master of Mass Communication (MMC)
This study presents a content analysis of Twitter posts tagged with one of six institutions to establish uses and gratifications with this medium and the art museum industry. Due to industry norms, copyright law, museums traditionally do not permit photography and therefore may limit the advancement of their mission through misuse of the social media. This study establishes a baseline by seeking to understand how museums and individual account holders engage on Twitter within the art museum space as well as begin to unearth whether museums are misusing this media outlet and limiting their potential to educate the public while providing access to objects and information entrusted with their institution.
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Milford-Hoyt, Patricia Ann, "Art tweets: a content analysis of social media activity among six top art museums in the U.S.A." (2014). LSU Master's Theses. 3678.