Stop Press! Lots of Updates (Including new venue)

Since our last post, there have been lots of exciting things happening.

New Venue

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  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.

More Sponsors

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 DixonOrangeleaf 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.

Thank you

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.

Waiting List

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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Save the date! October 1st – Cakefest, er, I mean @MuseumCamp

MuseumCampWe don’t know where we’re going but we know there’s cake! Actually, that’s not true – we *do* know where we’re going!

Met up with the MuseumCamp group today and we have a date!  And even better, we have a place!

Save the Date:

What:  @MuseumCamp, #MuseumCamp

Where: Thinktank (Birmingham Science Museum)

When:  October 1, 2012

How:   Tickets via Eventbrite here

What now?

Now we need help.  We’re holding another meeting to start to work on the ‘UN’planning for this Unconference/Camp.

When:  July 5th

Time  2pm

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.

Did I mention cake?  It’s on the agenda for the day!