… is an absolute model of what museums can achieve with the medium …
What the Cromwell Museum was saying, quite a while back now, was this:
A myth about Oliver Cromwell seen in films & TV is that he dressed dourly in black. The idea that all Puritans did is a Victorian myth; there isn’t a single contemporary portrait of Cromwell in black. He’s always depicted instead in armour or fine clothes.
Interesting. I agree that this is a very good use of Twitter.
I am still pondering whether to bother with Twitter. Its censorious left-wing political preferences repel me, and its wearisome slagging contests seem hard to avoid. (Said he, slagging off Twitter itself.) Postings like the above make me suspect that I may persevere. They also tell me how to use Twitter myself, if I ever do this more actively than now, even though I am not a museum.
LATER: See also, this, about another “myth”, this time based on a misunderstanding of clothing evidence.