Call for Projects 2013

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Museomix: 3 days to remix museums together

Museomix’s mission is exploring new ways that people can make museums their own: to open novel pathways, to see museums and their collections in a new light, and to engender original intersections between disciplines, competences and cultures.

Museomix brings together museum professionals, technology innovators, and digital experts with art lovers, history buffs, designers, science enthusiasts and educators. This blend of passions and professions points towards a new model, one less cloistered and restrictive, which sees future museums as:
open and participative, where anyone can find their place
networked among local communitites
a living laboratory, evolving with its visitors

Sound like a good plan? Help us make it happen in 2014.


Museomix will be held from November 7th to 10 in 2014. It is a 3 day event, followed by at least one day for public presentation of the results.


Museomix takes place at volunteer museums and heritage sites that have opened their spaces, and have made their collections, resources and teams available to be remixed.

Who’s this for?

The goal of this call for projects is to find the locations Museomix 2014. It is addressed to local Museomix communities – existing, emerging, or yet to be founded. These communities are typically founded by participants in previous Museomixes, friends of the event, and future Museomixers. They are active year-round, but are especially involved in organising the event with local museums.

What happens during the event?

This video sums up the 2013 event, and gives you a good idea of how Museomix takes place:
To better understand how Museomix works, have a look at this page on our site (currently French only, but will be in English soon):

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Organising or welcoming Museomix this year…

For Museomix to take place at a museum, several elements must come together:

  • an open and active community
  • a organisation team that is clearly identified and highly engaged
  • a museum that is willing and involved
  • an appropriate budget estimate

An open and active Museomix community

The community should be composed of a variety of profiles from different fields: cultural and artistic (those working in culture and heritage, librarians, performers, actors, and all varieties of artists, creators and makers), business (entrepreneurs, startup founders, technicians, craftsmen, etc.), education (art and design instructors, engineering professors, research professionals in the arts and sciences, etc.), and other domains further afield.

While the community is gathered in organising Museomix, ideally it should continue on after the event. At the heart of this community, the organisation team nominates, selects and accompanies the candidate museums.

An organisation team

Museomix is a collective adventure, and it is important that the organisation teams crosses multiple fields and competencies. This multidisciplinary will put the event in place at a local museom.
The organisation team must contain:

  • a local coordinator: while they may work in the selected museum, it is preferable that they do not, as we have found that “independent” coordinators tend to be more community-oriented than museum-oriented,
  • a former Museomix participant who is ready to animate and accompany the local community and museum in organising the event,
  • a museum representative who will serve as the link between the organisation team and the various museum staff members who will be involved,
  • a technical correspondent who will assure equipment and technology installation and performance.

A museum that is willing and involved

The choice of museum is very important. It is done by jointly by the local community, the local organisation team and the global event organisers.

The museum must:

  • understand and subscribe to the principles of Museomix
  • work with the local community throughout the project’s deveopment
  • open its doors, its collections and its teams to the mix
  • involve its teams in setting-up Museomix; the involvement of a significant number of museum staff members is one of the most important factors in successfully preparing and realizing the event
  • guarantee the technical feasibility and continuity of service (electricity, WiFi, etc)
  • engage itself to present the prototypes produced during the event to the general public for at least a full day, in addition to the opening on the evening of the event’s final day
  • provide an appropriately large working area for Museomix teams (the local organisation team will determine the size of the event, keeping in mind that each team must have 7 members, with a minimum of 3 teams and a maximum of 12 per event)
  • guarantee that the museum and the spaces being museomixed will remain open and accessible during the event, in particular Saturday night and Sunday
  • authorise photo, sound and video recording of the majority of its collections during the event.

In the spirit of openness, museums that have never welcomed a Museomix will be given priority during the selection, other factors being equal.

An appropriate budget estimate

In 2013, an average of 50,000 euros (68,000 US dollars or 41,000 British pounds) was collected and spent by each local event, not counting financial and material support and other partnerships, which vary greatly from one location to another. It is important that each community adapts its budget to its ambitions, its organisation, and to the format and size it aspires to.

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  • February 1st: Opening of Call for Projects for Museomix 2014
  • April 15th: Initial Call for Projects closes
  • May 1st: Selected museums are publicly announced
  • June 9th: Opening of Call for Participants
  • July 1st: Selected participants are contacted

Need help preparing your response?

A number of resources are available on the website:

To learn more about other communities’ experiences, you can:


Send your project proposal to before April 15th.
In addition to your motivation, your proposal should present the current or anticipated composition of the key elements:

  • an open and active community
  • a organisation team that is clearly identified and highly engaged
  • a museum that is willing and involved
  • an appropriate budget estimate
  • …along with an indication of how you plan on filling in the gaps.

Good luck! We look forward to hearing from you.