FAQs

FAQs

FAQs

I’d like to share some information about my project, job post, competition or research question with your members, or I’d like to ask for their advice about cultural heritage project

The best way to reach  MCG members is to post on our discussion list.

You’ll need to subscribe first, then post to the list by emailing MCG@jiscmail.ac.uk

We can pass on messages for you, but we find that people get the best responses when they ask directly. You might find our Museums Computer Group JISCMail List Guidelines helpful.

I’d like to speak at one of your conferences

We always like to know about great speakers, so you can drop us a line, but please also check our News page for any current Calls for Papers.

I want to attend one of your events

Sign up for our events newsletter or keep an eye on our discussion list for announcements about events and ticket sales.

I’d like to tell your members about my commercial product

If you would like to advertise commercial services to our members, please get in touch to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

I’m not sure if my post counts as ‘commercial’ or not

Check out our Museums Computer Group JISCMail List Guidelines. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself ‘would I be annoyed at a competitor who posted a message like this?’. If you’re still not sure, send us an email and we’ll help you work it out.

I want to join (or leave) your mailing list

You can join or leave our email discussion list via the JiscMail pages.

You can manage your subscription to our events newsletter via MailChimp.

I’d like a VAT receipt for an event ticket

The ticketing service we use should send you a receipt when you purchase your ticket, but the MCG isn’t VAT registered so we don’t charge VAT for our events.

I have computer-related items I’d like to donate to a museum

The best place to try is probably The Centre for Computing History.

I have a question about cataloguing collections 

The Collections Trust’s advice on choosing a Collections Management Systems is a good place to start as is their collection of advice from other sector professionals, Choosing a CMS – Advice and if you are looking for a Digital Asset Management system they also have a Choose a DAM tool.

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