Working with local museums

Being placed in Oxford, RunCoCo are fortunate to have a number of excellent museums more or less on our doorstep. We do enjoy working with these when the opportunity arises. This summer we had the pleasure to be involved with … Continue reading

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40 Years, 40 Objects: Celebrating the Stories of a City and its People

This weekend, the Museum of Oxford held their first ever Community Collecting Day. The people of Oxford were asked to search their attics and bottom drawers for objects that hold personal memories of the city from the last 40 years … Continue reading

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Community sourcing at the Museums and the Web 2015

The workshop I ran and the professional forum I helped lead at MW2015 earlier this month in Chicago went down very well with the enthusiastic participants. What follows are photos (in a very low resolution) and some reflections on work … Continue reading

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Museums and the Web 2015 workshop references

These are the references from my workshop “Crowdsourcing user-generated content: using the Oxford Community Collection Model to engage audiences and create collections” (at MW2015, the annual conference of Museums and the Web, April 8-11, 2015, Chicago). I will occasionally be … Continue reading

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Ready for MW15 Workshop, Chicago

Finally, RunCoCo is ready for the workshop “Crowdsourcing user-generated content: using the Oxford Community Collection Model to engage audiences and create collections” (at MW2015, the annual conference of Museums and the Web, April 8-11, 2015, Chicago). Alun Edwards, Academic IT, University … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire Family History Fair

Getting started with your family history research or looking to add further to your tree? Then why not come along to the Oxfordshire Family History Society’s Family History Fair on Saturday 4th October at The Marlborough School, Woodstock, OX20 1LP … Continue reading

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Reading Roadshow

On Sunday 10 August, members of the public were invited to Reading Museum to share their family stories and memorabilia from the First World War. Subject experts were on hand to help identify the objects brought in and record the … Continue reading

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Again, grit and humour exhibited

Alun Edwards writes about three events he has recently attended as a representative for the RunCoCo and Education Enhancement teams. The anniversaries of the centenary of the First World War race towards us, and so do the new exhibitions and … Continue reading

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Letter to an Unknown Soldier: A Unique, Contemporary Form of Community Collection

If you had the chance to write to a soldier serving in World War One, what would you say, considering all your own experience of life and death post 1914 to hand?  As more and more events and exhibitions are being … Continue reading

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Children of The Great War

Over the last few months we have had the great privilege of working with Age Exchange on their Children of The Great War project. In this London-wide project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Age Exchange lead reminiscence sessions in … Continue reading

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