We’re happy to have you here. As you can probably tell, this blog, along with the project as a whole is currently in its infancy. We started work on the museum in the Spring of 2020, using our lockdown-induced free time to do something worthwhile. The rest of the year was a huge learning curve for all of us while we laid the foundations for the museum.
You see, we don’t just want to be another blog, or even a simple interactive science communication website. We want to be an organisation that takes as much of the good stuff from physical museums, adds on all the good stuff found in a digital space, and to use that to make something brilliant. This is, to us, what it means to be a digital museum – it’s more than just being an online educational resource. It’s also a community space, a repository of knowledge, and somewhere which can (we hope) that’s quite fun to visit.
And this all means that in order to do it right, we have to make sure we have solid foundations, which, much to our regret, has meant that we had to spend a significant amount of time drafting policy documents and doing other bits of boring admin (though in actual fact some of it is quite interesting – more on that in a future post!).
We are now reaching a point where we feel comfortable opening the project up to the world, and letting you join us on the path to launch. Our plan is to post updates on this blog with how our work is going, but we will also take this opportunity to write about the stuff we think is interesting or important. We all consider ourselves science communicators, which is a nice way of saying that we can’t shut up about science.
Things will start to kick off properly towards the end of January, 2021, so check back then (or just follow us on Social Media). For now, I wish you a happy holiday period and a 2021 that is as unlike the current one as possible.