@MarDixon Passionate about culture. Champion for the next generation of Cultural visitors. Defender of Libraries. Digital, Wearable Tech Enthusiast. Sharing knowledge. Troublemaker and/or advocate, depending on what you need.
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    November 13th, 2013mardixonCulture, International

    logoPlease note:  I’m still in a bit of a fog from MuseomixUK, please excuse typos/grammar errors – I’ll fix when I re-read with fresh eyes. 

    Wow – and no I don’t mean Team 5s Wonder of Water – I mean WOW!  We did it! 

    Last year, I came back from Museomix knowing I had to bring this experience to the UK.  Would people understand?  Would people show?  Would they get what I got from the experience?

    The answer is YES!

    I think I speak for all of Orga team when I say ‘Holy Smoly!’  Or Beeep beep beep beep!

    The following is a fast forward version of MuseomixUK.  There are going to be people who read this thinking I forgot this part, or missed this part – rest assured I didn’t forget anything!  Anyone who is trying to capture MuseomixUK in a post will know the struggle of adding everything.

    IMG_9682On Friday, I witnessed people from all over the UK travel to Ironbridge Gorge Museum in the gorgeous Shropshire. Many had the ‘deer in headlights’ look that I sort of knew was going to happen.  To avoid this as much as possible, I put three very friendly Shropshire faces on registration (huge thanks to Susan, Marissa and Theresa!)

    During the introduction we warned people that their name badges made them part of the MuseomixUK community. I’m sure no one understood what that meant.

    First step (in this fast forward version of Museomix) was a brief update to everyone on Museomix (I know they were still confused but they nodded in the right places).  We also asked the Tech Shop and Fab Lab crew to talk about supplies and equipment available for teams to use (oh yes, this was met with massive blank stares but that’s ok as it made sense eventually).

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    January 28th, 2012mardixonCulture

    This past summer, I saw a tweet about Day of Archaeology  as part Festival of British Archaeology which saw venues across the UK hosting archaeology activities for every age bracket.  Charlotte and I went to Ironbridge Gorge Museum where we, along with 20-30 other people, took part in surveying a Quaker burial ground.  The activity itself was amazing to be taking part in but knowing our work was actually going to be used with the Museums records made it so much more special.

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