Can you help us to raise awareness of Bletchley Park at Museums and the Web 2010?? Bletchley Park would like to send Kelsey Griffin and me to give our paper at the #MW2010 conference in Denver next April.
You probably know the story of how I went up to Bletchley Park, loved it, heard that it might have to shut because they were short of cash, then started a campaign to make sure that could never happen? You don't? OK, please have a read of my blog first then. That'll give you all the exciting details of lunch with Stephen Fry and much, much more :))))
So, Bletchley Park. The place where the codebreakers worked during WW2, shortening the war by approx. 2 years thus saving possibly 22 million lives, *and* the place the first computer was invented. It is a very important place. It's the Geek Mecca!
So, as I was saying, in a nutshell, I went up to Bletchley Park, fell head over heels in love with the place, got upset at the financial situation it finds itself in, and decided to do something about it. I've been campaigning for 18 months now to ensure that Bletchley Park is there for our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to enjoy. To help them understand what happened there and the massive contribution that it has made to the world we live in today.
Kelsey Griffin from Bletchley Park, Professor Jonathan Bowen from Museophile, and I have had a paper accepted for the Museums and the Web conference 2010 in Denver. It is entitled "Can Twitter save Bletchley Park?" Kelsey and I would really like to go to present our paper, but have no funds to do that. That's where you come in. Could you please give a small amount towards our trip? It is not only about going and presenting the paper. It is about helping Bletchley Park get on the international map with other museums and their staff across the world. It is about helping a ridiculously underfunded museum get out there to talk to others in their field, to get ideas, create a network of contacts, be inspired.
Together we can not only save Bletchley Park, but make sure that it gets the recognition it deserves.
Thanks very much for your time
Sue - @Dr_Black
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