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This picture shows 14 hurling balls that are made of matted cow hair with a plaited horsehair covering. All were found through hand-cutting turf in #Irish bogs over the past 100 years! #PlayMW #MuseumWeek
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This picture shows 14 hurling balls that are made of matted cow hair with a plaited horsehair covering. All were found through hand-cutting turf in #Irish bogs over the past 100 years!  #PlayMW #MuseumWeek<br>http://pic.twitter.com/fELTsISynm
Shibden Hall 15/05/2019 09:46
Oh my! How many Miss Listers can you spot? Played by the amazing Suranne Jones! #PlayMW #MuseumWeek
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Oh my! How many Miss Listers can you spot? Played by the amazing Suranne Jones! #PlayMW #MuseumWeek<br>http://pic.twitter.com/S41w9r5oKu
While we're on the topic of space x baseball, we thought we'd dig this gem of a photo out of the archives. Workers donned B.F. Goodrich Mark IV spacesuits for a quick game to demonstrate the flexibility of the suit (c. 1950s) #PlayMW #MuseumWeek
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While we're on the topic of space x baseball, we thought we'd dig this gem of a photo out of the archives.   Workers donned B.F. Goodrich Mark IV spacesuits for a quick game to demonstrate the flexibility of the suit (c. 1950s) #PlayMW #MuseumWeek<br>http://pic.twitter.com/te6SY8qZhB
US Holocaust Museum 15/05/2019 05:36
This bunny was the only toy four-year-old Eva Erszebet Kiss had at the Theresienstadt camp. Another prisoner sewed it for her to provide some comfort in the harsh conditions of the camp. When Eva and her mother escaped, she brought the bunny home. #MuseumWeek #PlayMW
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This bunny was the only toy four-year-old Eva Erszebet Kiss had at the Theresienstadt camp. Another prisoner sewed it for her to provide some comfort in the harsh conditions of the camp. When Eva and her mother escaped, she brought the bunny home. #MuseumWeek #PlayMW <br>http://pic.twitter.com/kkfbKAagnZ
#MuseumWeek #PlayMW Fresco depicting Cupids playing hide-and-seek. From the cryptoporticus of the House of the Deer in Herculaneum. Naples Archaeological Museum.
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#MuseumWeek #PlayMW Fresco depicting Cupids playing hide-and-seek. From the cryptoporticus of the House of the Deer in Herculaneum. Naples Archaeological Museum. <br>http://pic.twitter.com/ioq9vJ2QSc
Guggenheim Museum 15/05/2019 02:09
#HenriRousseau's "The Football Players" (1908) are ready for today's #MuseumWeek theme! #PlayMW https:// gu.gg/2W1ojT9  
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#HenriRousseau's "The Football Players" (1908) are ready for today's #MuseumWeek theme! #PlayMW  https:// gu.gg/2W1ojT9     <br>http://pic.twitter.com/88cyncdt4F
The British Library 15/05/2019 01:10
In 1895 one of the first recorded women’s football matches took place in London. Explore a century of women’s football through a display of unique archive material now in our #BLTreasures Gallery ow.ly/aoea50ub62V   #PlayMW Image used with kind permission of Patricia Gregory
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In 1895 one of the first recorded women’s football matches took place in London. Explore a century of women’s football through a display of unique archive material now in our #BLTreasures Gallery  http:// ow.ly/aoea50ub62V      #PlayMW  Image used with kind permission of Patricia Gregory <br>http://pic.twitter.com/2C2CNxNaOH
Today’s #MuseumWeek theme is #PlayMW. We have a number of parlour games and related objects in our collection. Can you name any of them?
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Today’s #MuseumWeek theme is #PlayMW. We have a number of parlour games and related objects in our collection. Can you name any of them?  <br>http://pic.twitter.com/QP5rkuFYFr
US National Archives 15/05/2019 12:51
We’re really looking forward to the #MuseumWeek theme today, #PlayMW! We’re going to test your knowledge of National Archives trivia, so let the games begin!
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We’re really looking forward to the #MuseumWeek theme today, #PlayMW! We’re going to test your knowledge of National Archives trivia, so let the games begin! <br>http://pic.twitter.com/qd0Z4eGtZY
York Romans Project 15/05/2019 12:51
#Roman ceramic theatre mask, excavated at Catterick,1972. Masks like this were used by actors in a #PlayMW to represent characters and amplify voices. Alternatively, a perforation in one edge suggests that it might have been suspended as an ornament. #YorkRomans #MuseumWeek
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#Roman ceramic theatre mask, excavated at Catterick,1972. Masks like this were used by actors in a #PlayMW to represent characters and amplify voices. Alternatively, a perforation in one edge suggests that it might have been suspended as an ornament.  #YorkRomans #MuseumWeek<br>http://pic.twitter.com/OQ3mHgwQk4
NMSLibrary 15/05/2019 12:30
Some archives can be fairly serious, but the Scottish Life Archive is filled with examples of people having fun! These 1907 holiday snaps from Portpatrick include a pillow fight and a potato race (the lady on the far left looks absolutely chuffed) #PlayMW #MuseumWeek
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Some archives can be fairly serious, but the Scottish Life Archive is filled with examples of people having fun! These 1907 holiday snaps from Portpatrick include a pillow fight and a potato race (the lady on the far left looks absolutely chuffed) #PlayMW #MuseumWeek<br>http://pic.twitter.com/tbuH4ujRTP
Dr Sophie Hay 15/05/2019 11:58
Following on from @pompeii_sites #MuseumWeek #PlayMW tweet, I recently saw this fresco in Naples and the written captions above the Roman gamers are delightful: one man exclaims “I’ve got it” and the other retorts “it’s a 2 not a 3”. https:// twitter.com/pompeii_sites/ status/1128560837273300992?s=21   …
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Following on from @pompeii_sites #MuseumWeek #PlayMW tweet, I recently saw this fresco in Naples and the written captions above the Roman gamers are delightful: one man exclaims “I’ve got it” and the other retorts “it’s a 2 not a 3”.   https:// twitter.com/pompeii_sites/ status/1128560837273300992?s=21   … <br>http://pic.twitter.com/6pJwAxVyEh
#MuseumWeek #PlayMW Attic black-figure amphora depicting Achilles and Ajax, identified by inscriptions, seated on low stools and playing a board game with a die. Achilles is winning, he has thrown a four, while Ajax has a three. 540-530 BC. Vatican Museums, Rome.
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#MuseumWeek #PlayMW Attic black-figure amphora depicting Achilles and Ajax, identified by inscriptions, seated on low stools and playing a board game with a die.  Achilles is winning, he has thrown a four, while Ajax has a three.  540-530 BC. Vatican Museums, Rome. <br>http://pic.twitter.com/rFLhGMMbdM
Dr Claire Warrior 15/05/2019 11:19
Race you to the #North #Pole! This game from the 1930s marks Robert Peary and Matthew Henson's controverial claim to have reached it in April 1909. They were supported by four #Inuit men, known as Ootah, Seegloo, Egingwah, and Ooqueah #PlayMW #MuseumWeek #Arctic @RMGreenwich
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Race you to the #North #Pole! This game from the 1930s marks Robert Peary and Matthew Henson's controverial claim to have reached it in April 1909. They were supported by four #Inuit men, known as Ootah, Seegloo, Egingwah, and Ooqueah #PlayMW #MuseumWeek #Arctic @RMGreenwich<br>http://pic.twitter.com/s218HEuE0i
Leeds Museums 15/05/2019 10:48
Excuse us but yes we would like to upgrade to elite cow with IMMEDIATE effect #PlayMW
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Excuse us but yes we would like to upgrade to elite cow  with IMMEDIATE effect   #PlayMW  <br>http://pic.twitter.com/8mg2vNiLpK
British Museum 15/05/2019 10:13
We had a very special visitor in December! Pikachu joined us to announce our #MangaExhibition, which will feature original @Pokemon drawings and objects! What’s your favourite Pokemon? ow.ly/GvtI30oJMbe   #PlayMW #MuseumWeek
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The British Library 15/05/2019 09:51
A medieval word search? What is preserved in this 800-year-old manuscript from #MakingYourMark is actually a poem written out in a grid. Groups of letters inside the text form separate verses delineated by the illustrations. This wordplay shows the playfulness of writing. #PlayMW
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A medieval word search? What is preserved in this 800-year-old manuscript from #MakingYourMark is actually a poem written out in a grid. Groups of letters inside the text form separate verses delineated by the illustrations. This wordplay shows the playfulness of writing. #PlayMW <br>http://pic.twitter.com/sF8prrRn0a
Dr Campbell Price 15/05/2019 09:37
How do we recognise "play" in the ancient world? Children were likely more socialised with adults than today; most depictions of "games" (like this from the tomb of Baqet III at Beni Hasan, c. 2000 BCE) come from religious or funerary contexts. This ball is from Kahun #PlayMW
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RoyalCollectionTrust 15/05/2019 09:31
Did you know that Leonardo designed theatrical costumes, as well as extraordinary machines? This playful dragon was probably designed by the artist c. 1517-8, as an instruction for the seamstresses of the French royal court. https:// bit.ly/2vRhVzi   #playmw #museumweek
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Did you know that Leonardo designed theatrical costumes, as well as extraordinary machines? This playful dragon was probably designed by the artist c. 1517-8, as an instruction for the seamstresses of the French royal court.  https:// bit.ly/2vRhVzi      #playmw #museumweek<br>http://pic.twitter.com/EDzNzNYc8J
Westminster Abbey 15/05/2019 09:08
Some of our greatest playwrights and storytellers are buried or remembered in the Abbey. From William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe to Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, you can find their memorials in Poets' Corner. #MuseumWeek #PlayMW
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Some of our greatest playwrights and storytellers are buried or remembered in the Abbey.  From William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe to Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, you can find their memorials in Poets' Corner.  #MuseumWeek #PlayMW <br>http://pic.twitter.com/khnP1wjAuS
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