Launch of Museum Freecycle UK

SHARE are delighted to announce the launch of Museum Freecycle UK: a brand new online network which allows museums to re-use and recycle temporary display materials and other museum-specific resources. The network connects museums that are discarding elements from their temporary exhibitions or other projects with those looking for new materials.
You may remember the Marketplace function on the old SHARE Museums East site – Museum Freecycle is a new, national version that anyone working in museums or related organisations can join.

The new Freecycle group has been set up by London-based architects and exhibition designers Urban Salon, who recently proposed the idea in an article for design website Design Week. Following the article’s publication, Urban Salon were contacted by Deron Beal, executive director of Freecycle, leading to the establishment of Museum Freecycle UK, the first ever industry-specific Freecycle group.

SHARE Museums East and Collections Trust are supporting the project, and will act as Moderators for the online group.

The group is now live and ready for posts, so please do sign up using your museum name and start posting. Use the links above to visit the group and download a How To Guide to get you started.If you have comments, questions or suggestions, please contact Liz Elmore, Museum Development Assistant, at elizabeth.elmore@norfolk.gov.uk, or use the Contact Moderators function within the Freecycle group.

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