The Museum Computer Group is pleased to offer a small number of bursaries to enable a broad range of people to attend our Spring workshop 2016 – ‘Life Support: living with digital projects’ in the Hospititum, York on 6th May.

The bursary provides free entry to the event and an additional £100 to cover travel and other expenses. Winning a bursary looks great on a CV, and gives us a way to foster diverse voices in the sector.

We would especially like to hear from those in small museums, unwaged/low-waged individuals, early career professionals and students who would benefit from support to attend the conference. Our goal with these bursaries is to both reach the wider museum community and to support individuals who may otherwise be unable to attend. As part of our mission to support the museum sector, we are particularly interested in hearing how recipients of the bursaries can disseminate the messages of the event to others, whether through blogging or writing for specialist publications, forwarding information to colleagues etc. We’re as interested in reaching specialist and local groups as broad audiences, and you can be as creative or traditional as you like in your approach to sharing ideas from the day.

You can apply by emailing Brian ( by 1st April 2016 with the following information:

  • A brief note of your current position (e.g. volunteer, student, staff at a small museum) and how attending will benefit you and/or related organisations
  • Your ideas for disseminating the presentations and ideas at the conference.
  • Any other information relevant to your application. For example, links to social media accounts, blog posts, other publications or affiliations.

We will respond to successful applicants by 8th April 2016.

The full programme for the event is available on the MCG Website:

Remaining tickets, including concession tickets, for the event can also be purchased through Eventbrite: