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Hack The Archive
10am – 5pm
Saturday, 24th March, 2018
BMAG, Birmingham


This is a digital content production and archive hackathon project funded by the Arts Council England as part of BMAG’s plan to release an image and sound archive for use by others. We are working to ‘hack’ the contents through spoken word, writing and technology responses over a short period of time.

Who can take part in BMAG:RMXD?

We are looking for hackers, technologists, artists and museum enthusiasts to get involved for a day, where we build and imagine projects that can or could be built using the archive as inspiration. These could be for visitors, volunteers, digital or physical purposes.

We will show you the archive: You show us the art of the possible!

What to expect at BMAG:RMXD

It will be a relaxed day with input from Free Radical (Beatfreeks Collective), Writing West Midlands, Rebel Uncut and the BMAG team, so you will be aided in either making paper/artistic prototypes or MVP technical prototypes.

BMT’s Digital Policy and Plan lays out a vision to release digital assets into the public domain, allowing people to use, remix and repurpose them. BMAG: RMXD is the first step on that road, and I’m excited to see what comes from it!

Linda Spurdle

Digital Development Manager, Birmingham Museums Trust

Would you like to be a part of BMAG:RMXD?
We would love to see you there.