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Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art

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In 1951, a little Renoir scenario was stolen from Baltimore’s Art Museum. There was no notice of it until it was located on 2012 in an auction house close to be sold by a teacher who had bought it for 7$ on a flea market. At the beginning of 2014 the painting was brought back to the Baltimore Museum of Art.

To celebrate its return, the museum organized an exhibition and promoted it on Twitter with two hashtags: #RenoirReturns and #BMAselfie.

Our work consisted on analyzing the usage of hashtags with SNA techniques (Social Network Analysis). We gathered all the tweets through Twitter’s API, realized a quantitative analysis, and we analyzed the connections that were created among the people that took part on the tweets.