Social timeline service Memolane launched last year, the brainchild of  Eric Lagier, the platform allows users to See, Search and Share their online history across a variety of social networking sites including; YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and FourSquare.

Last week one of my musical heros Rufus Wainwright launched his own MemolaneRufus’ timeline is being used to document his career to date as part of his official website, as well as a method to allow fans to contribute their Rufus memories.

This opportunity to catalogue social content chronologically, along with the content of other users started me thinking about the cultural sector and how museums, art galleries, theatres, heritage organisations etc. might be able use Memolane to document their activities.

The timeline format and the creation of stories, with the participation of the audience, seems extremely well suited to collating and mapping out individual shows, exhibitions, objects, people and education projects for example – so why not have a play and let me know how you get on?

Image c/o a shadow of my future self licensed under Creative Commons.