About Us

Museum in a Box started its life as one of a series of R&D projects coming out of Good, Form & Spectacle in London. It’s now spun off as a company all its own. We think there’s an interesting kernel of an idea here, around people being able to make their own collections again, of favourite things from museums around the world.

We’re a small team of designers and makers based in London and Liverpool, supported by a much wider crew of advisors and talented students.

CONTACT
We’re on Twitter @_museuminabox, and you can drop us an email using info@.

The Core Team

George Oates
Co-founder and CEO • glo@museuminabox.org

George has worked on the web since 1996. An expert interaction designer and product manager, she invented Flickr Commons, led design at Internet Archive, and is a recognised digital leader in the cultural sector. She also makes exploratory digital interfaces to large cultural catalogues at Good, Form & Spectacle and is working on opening The Small Museum somewhere in London.

Tom Flynn
Co-founder and designertom@museuminabox.org

Tom is an expert 3D creative, and has 10 years experience in A/V design and production. He’s worked for several large UK institutions including British Museum and the Barbican.

Adrian McEwen
Technical lead

Adrian is a veteran Internet of Things engineer and inventor. He also co-founded DoES Liverpool, a successful community-run makerspace in 2011.

Charlie Cattel-Killick
Junior designer

Charlie recently graduated from Falmouth University’s Sustainable Product Design course. He’s into museums and 3D and all sorts of other things.

Advisory Board

  • Gill Wildman: design strategist, company director
  • Ben McGuire: ex-Virgin Group IP, general counsel
  • Nick Stanhope: Design for social change leader

Student Placements

  • Imogen Piper, Goldsmiths, Design
  • Lancaster Engineering student team: Harry, Laura, Abdul, Will

Supporters & Friends

Adrian Murphy, Head of Digital
Alex Julyan, Artist
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Designer and IoT pioneer
Daniel Pett, Creative Archaeologist
Eliza Gregory, Artist
Frankie Roberto, Creative Technologist
Geoff Browell, Archivist
George Weyman, Clore Leadership Program Fellow 2016
Gio Donaldson, Entrepreneur
Glen Barnes, Rogue Ruby Dev
Harriet Maxwell, Content Producer
Jon Beck, Scanner of Worlds
Kai Turner, Product Manager
Matthew Cock, CEO, VocalEyes
Melissa Terras, Professor of Digital Humanities
ThinkSee3D, 3D Printing
Rev Dan Catt, Proper Engineer

Get In Touch

It’s early days over here, so if this sounds interesting, do please say hi. There are all sorts of things to think through and work on, like content development, interaction design, educational design, accessibility, fulfillment and all kinds of other stuff!


  • Museum in a Box Ltd. is registered in England, company number: 09849074.
  • The Museum in a Box logo is a registered trademark ®

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