Night of the museums 2022
05/18/2022 - Wargaming today announced the details of the Longest Night of Museums initiative, which aims to spotlight and support naval museums around the world. Starting May 18, World of Warships will publish an article about a museum each week.
World of Warships will hide characters in its articles that can be used to piece together a special bonus code. The first person to crack the code will win a five-day trip for two to one of the naval museums mentioned in the articles.
The articles will also include embedded video footage from last year's event, which saw over 1.4 million viewers on Twitch and YouTube take a virtual tour of more than 15 naval museums around the world.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit museums incredibly hard over the past two years. Aside from the financial impact, many lack their own digital platforms to display their exhibits online and showcase themselves to the world. For this reason, Wargaming, the developer of the most historically accurate naval battle video game, World of Warships, is supporting these museums and making them accessible to a wider audience.
The event was very well received by the World of Warships community, which numbers over 50 million players, and the museums at last year's event were very pleased with the outcome for their institutions:
"Participating in the International Longest Night of Museums was a great experience for us. We were able to communicate directly with people from all over the world, many of whom had probably never heard of us," said Johannes Olsson, museum educator, Maritiman, Gothenburg, Sweden. "At the same time, we gained interesting insights into some of the sister museums around the world, many of which we would love to visit in person. We are very much looking forward to participating in the event again this year."
"The Longest Night of Museums is a tribute to the bravery of the men and women throughout history whose heroic acts in combat have shaped the world we live in today," said Elissa Lines, executive director of the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. "We are proud to tell the story of Pearl Harbor in this new and innovative way."
Some of the participating museums:
- USS Texas
- USS Iowa
- Battleship Missouri
- HMS Belfast
- IWM Duxford
- USS Bowfin
- The Technikmuseum U Boot Wilhelm Bauer e. V. is also participating this year.
Source: Press release