Thank you to Thought Den for creating this fabulous #MuseumCamp poster for us! Click to see Full Size.
There were 28 sessions over the day and while the plenary at the end of the day was fantastic, we would like to hear more from you please. There was lots of note-taking (on traditional note pads – not laptops!) and discussion happening and we would like to build a little portal for those that missed things to be able to tap into.
Things we would love to know:
- Why did you come?
- What did you like that you didn’t think you would?
- What would you change?
- Did you decorate a cupcake?
- What was your favorite session?
- What sessions did you attend?
- How was the lunch?
- How were the facilities?
- Would you attend MuseumCamp again?
- Any other comments?
Again, thank you to our sponsors, especially MuseumNext (who has a call for proposals end Nov 1) and Happy Museums (who has a deadline for submission for the Happy Museum commissions Friday 5 October) – MuseumCamp wouldn’t exist without them!
Well the big news is Happy Museum who just announced open application fund of £60,000 – has come on board as a sponsor.
As of today, there are 5 tickets remaining. There are 29 on the waiting list that haven’t responded to the reminder emails. If you are one of them, be quick to claim your spot! If for any reason you can’t make it, can you please let us know ASAP so we can offer it to the waiting list.
There have been lots of tweets and discussions by attendees on topics they’d like to bring to the Unconference on the day. What topics would you like to talk about?
Meanwhile, please support our wonderful sponsors as without them, MuseumCamp wouldn’t exist.
- First and foremost, MuseumNext without whom this Unconference wouldn’t have been an option.
- Happy Museums,
- Sound Delivery
- Mar Dixon
- Midlands Federation of Museums and Art Galleries
- Marches Network
- Orangeleaf Systems Ltd
- Go Genie
- Blists Hill
- Museum Association
See you OCTOBER 1!
Dear Museum Camper
Thanks for signing up to Museum Camp – it is now less than a month away!
100 tickets have been booked and we have a waiting list for the 50 tickets to be released soon. If for any reason you can no longer make the day please let me know as there is a big demand for places, so if we know early enough we can fill your spot!
The event is now taking place at The Bond Company in Birmingham. It is a lovely venue with lots of space/rooms and we’re very excited about hosting it there! It is a 10-15min walk from New Street Station and a 10min walk from Moor Street Station. Location:http://www.thebondco.net/location/
We will be providing a veggie friendly lunch on the day (and cake!) – if you have any specific dietary requirements you may wish to bring food with you. This is a free event (thanks to our wonderful sponsors and volunteers) on a limited budget so we are sorry that we can’t cater for everyone’s dietary needs on this occasion.
Remember, if you have something to share (a project you’ve worked on? Some clever problem solving?), an idea, an issue, something you’d love to discuss, etc – pitch a session on the day! This is a day to be involved, contribute, share – and eat cake!
Please do let us know ASAP if you can no longer make it to Cakefest… MuseumCamp.
Again, we needs to thank ALL of our wonderful sponsors.
Without their support, we wouldn’t be able to put on MuseumCamp. Please take the time to click on their links and find out more about them.
Since our last post, there have been lots of exciting things happening.
As we said in our last update, we were looking for a new venue to ensure we had the best value for our very kind sponsorship money. We have decided to book with:
The Bond Company which is about 10-15 minute walk from New Street Station. We took a cab from the station and it cost £6. For more specific directions, please see their website. The Bond is providing us with a large space for the initial talks / meet/ greet and enough space for break-out rooms. We invited Alison Smith from Go Genie to join us on the scouting tour to ensure accessibility issues were addressed. Go Genie will be writing up and sharing the findings and we are very grateful for their sponsorship in this matter.
If you have any accessibility issues, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is limited parking that we can reserve for people if required.
If the change of venues is an issue for anyone or you can not attend MuseumCamp now, please let us know as soon as possible as we already have 30 people on the waiting list. However, we hope you understand the change and was it was required.
We couldn’t have organized MuseumCamp had it not been for our wonderful sponsors. MuseumNext was first on board and we are eternal grateful to Jim Richardson’s support.
In addition to Sound Delivery, Mar Dixon, Orangeleaf Systems Ltd, & Marches Network we are also thrilled to announce Go Genie, Midlands Federation of Museums and Art Galleries, Blists Hill and Museum Association as sponsors.
We are still on the lookout for more sponsors, so please get in touch if you would like to be part of this very popular Unconference.
I’d also like to thank the people who have been working on MuseumCamp:
Linda Spurdle – visionary and creator of Museum Camp. Without Linda, Museum Camp wouldn’t exist.
And the rest of the team: Mar Dixon, Rachel Cockett and Glynis Powell.
We would also like to thank Danny Birchall for agreeing to be our MC on the day.
That’s all the updates for now. We will be releasing the remaining tickets closer to the date but please feel free to add your name to the waiting list.
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Thank you to everyone who has signed up for Museumcamp. We’ve released the next batch of tickets now so head on over to Eventbrite and sign up now!
If you’re still unclear about what Museumcamp is, please see our original post and feel free to ask questions. One thing we want to make sure is that you know it’s open to EVERYONE from visitors to CEOs. It’s important that we don’t label this a digital conference or family conference or audience conference. It could be all or none of them- we won’t know until the day.
We are very grateful to MuseumNext for being our first major sponsor.
Our current sponsors include:
We are still on the lookout for sponsors. If you, or if you know of anyone, that could help, please let us know. We would like help obtaining (or the money) for the following:
*In my last post, I mentioned the venue however, we are currently researching other venues just to make sure we’re doing the best we can for MuseumCamp.
Thank you to everyone who has helped spread the word for us!
Our first batch of Early Bird tickets have been snapped up! But don’t worry, we have a waiting list and more tickets coming after our meeting.
When is our meeting you ask? Why it’s July 5 (Details below). Please do join us if you can as we’ll be talking CAKE and details. As this is an Unconference, there’s not a lot of detail required but we do have some I’s to dot and t’s to cross.
One thing is we still need some more sponsors. We’re so thankful for MuseumNext, Birmingham Museums and Sound Delivery for already pledging their support and sponsorship. We’ll have more of an idea as to what we need after July 5 but the one high priority is a sponsor for Cake (amongst other things).
Details of Meeting:
When: July 5th
Where: 6/8 Kafe in Birmingham (@sixeightKafe)
Things we know we at this point is we will be looking for sponsorship on a few items and volunteers for others. If you fall in either category, please feel free to contact us.
Thanks for all the brilliant support.