To create a museum…

1. INTRODUCTION
2. SO WHAT IS IT? – START SMALL AND GROW
3. FUNDING

4. PARTNERS
5. SPONSORS / DONORS
6. SUPPORTERS

7. QUERIES AND PRACTICALITIES

1. INTRODUCTION
There are lots of wonderful museums. But there is a shortage of natural history and science museums. We need to encourage and foster an interest in both natural history and the sciences.
There are many organisations doing great work in these areas, and so the objective is to to create an opportunity for them, and others, to be a part of a growing museum.
A place of interest and learning where individuals and families can visit and enjoy learning
, and where the partners can raise their profile by showing their exhibits or displays as part of their outreach, education, and fundraising program.

2. SO WHAT IS IT? – START SMALL AND GROW
I suppose that someone could start a museum just by getting big premises, creating lots of fantastic displays, and opening the doors.


We have our first exhibition displays in Abington park museum, in Northampton

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3. FUNDING.
Museums and charities are not businesses, and as such make no money.
But they need to raise money to pay the bills and to carry out their good work.

By being a large group of organisations banded together, no one organisation has to carry a big part of the cost. The bigger the group, the less each party has to support, and so no single body would carry much on their own.


They may be funded in whole or in part;
– by organisations,
– by research they may carry out,
– by grants
– by the philanthropic donations of individuals, groups, and companies.

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4. PARTNERS
Become a partner, become a part of the group.

A partner is any body, that would like to show an exhibit (small or large) or a larger display
, (or more than one) and so to raise their profile as part of their outreach, education, and fundraising program.

Although partners may be of pretty much any kind, the most likely would be wildlife and nature organisations, and scientific / engineering organisations.
A place where they can have their own museum, where their own displays / exhibits / stands can be on display for the general public to enjoy and learn from.

So in an effort to form such a group SciNatEx is contacting
– councils
– wildlife charities and trusts
– scientific and engineering bodies
– property agents and owners

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5. SPONSORS / DONORS

Donors who are not wildlife / nature organisations. Commercial

…. the recognition you deserve

6. SUPPORTERS

7. QUERIES AND PRACTICALITIES
– you could make and supply your own exhibit / display