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. We incorporated in October 2015, after being so buoyed by reactions to the idea.

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


The Core Team

George Oates
CEO & Founder; Product lead • glo@museuminabox.org

George has worked on the web since 1996. An expert interaction designer and product manager, she was founding designer at Flickr, then 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.

Adrian McEwen
Technical lead  • adrian@museuminabox.org

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
Designer • charlie@museuminabox.org

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
  • Michelle Wong: Goldsmiths, Design


Tom Flynn
Co-founder and designer

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.

Supporters & Friends

Adrian Murphy, Head of Digital
Alex Julyan, Artist
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Designer and IoT pioneer
Annette Mees, Ideas Machine and Creative Director
Daniel Pett, Creative Archaeologist
Eliza Gregory, Artist
Frankie Roberto, Creative Technologist
Gareth Williams, Professional CEO
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
Phil Thomas, Maker of Boxes
Rev Dan Catt, Proper Engineer
Rosalind Parker, Associated Researcher
Steve Cox, Printing Tinkerer
ThinkSee3D, 3D Printing

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.
  • Museum in a Box, LLC is registered in California.
  • The Museum in a Box logo is a registered trademark ®

4 Replies to “About Us”

  1. Might I ask what device you use for the RFID detector interface to the Pi? Are any circuit/interconnect diagrams available or is all of this proprietary?

  2. Hi,
    Museum in a box is the best thing I’ve heard of in years! The idea of bringing a virtual museum to schools, colleges and individuals ‘in a box’ is super exciting?
    It’s such a wonderful concept and has unlimited scope.
    I have a private collection that contains over 170,000 preserved specimens from across the natural world and I would love to design a box! Please tell me how I can get involved – this is simply brilliant.

    1. Hi Andrew – we can send you an email to say hi, and find out more from you about how you might like to get involved – talk soon.

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