Corporate Foundation Sponsorship Programme
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TNMOC to secure its position as one of world’s top three dedicated computer museums
The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at Bletchley Park is offering twelve companies the opportunity to become Foundation Sponsors of its world-class museum.
TNMOC, which opened in 2007, already ranks amongst the world’s top three museums dedicated to computing. The Museum offers a unique insight of seven decades of computing with working displays including a rebuild of Colossus, the world’s first digital programmable computer, mainframes of the 60s and 70s, the technology of the internet, and an array of personal computers from the 1970s to the present.
“For just £12,500 a year for three years, a select group of companies can help secure the future of TNMOC,” explained Kevin Murrell, a trustee and director of TNMOC. “The Museum’s running costs are currently £150,000 per year – representing amazing value for a UK and even global educational resource. The Museum is staffed by a team of 60 unpaid volunteers, so these costs consist of essentials like rent, utilities, and consumables.
“Word of the Museum’s breadth and quality is spreading, and our visitor numbers are rising rapidly. We are beginning to set in place revenue-generating programmes which will help develop our imaginative expansion plans, but we urgently need funding to cover our modest core costs.”
By contributing £12,500 each year for three years, any company can become a Foundation Sponsor and receive a range of benefits including display space, invitations to previews, launches and special events, preferential access for company away-days and wide acknowledgement of the company as a key supporter of education and conservation of our digital heritage.
Amongst many TNMOC activities planned for 2010 is Britain’s first-ever Vintage Computer Festival to be held on 19-20 June. The event is expected to attract very large numbers of computer enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe.