WE'VE EVOLVED: Naturally selecting new social media handles and URLs

Back in 2012, we announced that there were exciting plans afoot to build a Global Science Gallery Network, with eight new galleries planned to be open or in development around the world by 2020. Since then, we’ve revealed that the first Science Gallery outside of Ireland to open will be based at King’s College London. And just like that, the first tangible signs of the Network started to emerge: director Daniel Glaser was appointed at the helm of Science Gallery London, and funding awards totalling £7m were secured.

The team at Science Gallery International, the charity set up to facilitate the development of the network, are in discussions to develop Science Gallery nodes in New York, Melbourne, Bangalore and other leading cities around the world. We’re really looking forward to the Network growing and the prospect of sharing exhibitions and ideas with the teams around the world.

For now, it’s time we made some tweaks around here. What was once a standalone gallery is now part of a global network. And with this international view in mind, it’s time that we slipped into something a little more comfortable when it comes to how we talk about ourselves online.

So as of today, we’ll be going by Science Gallery Dublin. We have updated our social media handles and URLs to reflect the fact that we are no longer the one-and-only Science Gallery, but instead the Dublin node in the Global Science Gallery Network. 

Here’s a rundown of what’s changed and where, so that you’ll always recognise us in your timelines:

  • Where our username/handle/short URL was ScienceGallery, it is now SciGalleryDub
    • e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine
  • Wherever you used to search for us as ‘Science Gallery’, we are now listed as ‘Science Gallery Dublin
    • e.g. Google My Business, Yelp, TripAdvisor, Foursquare

Our original Twitter handle, @ScienceGallery, will soon start to buzz with news from Science Gallery International. The gang at SGI will be keeping you up-to-date on what’s going on globally as the Network continues to grow.

If you’re interested in following the progress of the Network’s newest member, don’t forget to follow the progress of our colleagues Daniel, Tim and Rebecca at Science Gallery London through their Twitter account @SciGalleryLon

You can also find our colleagues at Trinity College Dublin on Twitter at @tcddublin, and King’s College London at @CulturalKings.

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