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A history of Sci-Fi: original props, costumes & art from landmark movies & TV - preserving cultural artefacts for future generations!
A history of Sci-Fi: original props, costumes & art from landmark movies & TV - preserving cultural artefacts for future generations!
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This is my life’s work. I’m building a permanent museum of science-fiction: of dreams and the imagination. 

The first, near completed half of the museum (self built and self funded!...with some of the residents in position...awaiting a visit from YOU!
The first, near completed half of the museum (self built and self funded!...with some of the residents in position...awaiting a visit from YOU!

 

 Situated in the marketplace of a beautiful, historic village and nestled within the stunning scenery of The North Pennines; the museum will tell the chronological story of the science-fiction genre, beginning in the late 1800’s with H.G.Wells. The journey will be told using original, production-made movie and television props, costumes and published artwork.   

 Broadly, the museum will consist of two sections. The first will be a detailed and personal overview of science-fiction in its entirety; the second an illustrated ‘episode guide’ of the classic series of ‘Doctor Who’. The sci-fi history section will tell the story of the genre with an eclectic array of original, screen-used and production made items that includes titles such as ‘Dune’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘2010’, ‘Planet of the Apes’ and ‘The Outer Limits’…to name a but few. 

Just a very few of the characters you can expect to meet once the museum opens...
Just a very few of the characters you can expect to meet once the museum opens...

Also incorporated is an exciting collection featuring production pieces from the ‘Marvel’ cinematic universe, to highlight the impact of comics on the genre. In a special display, you will find original items dating back to the early days of the 'X-Men' franchise and more recently, from the new wave of Marvel movies such as 'The Avengers'. Also to be included is a fascinating selection of original animation cels featuring a 'rogues-gallery' of well known (and more obscure!) Marvel heroes and villains!

Examples of the vibrant, original animation cels that will be displayed alongside the production made, Marvel Movie prop collection!
Examples of the vibrant, original animation cels that will be displayed alongside the production made, Marvel Movie prop collection!

The second section, dedicated to the history of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ television series, will be illustrated with one of the largest collections of surviving, original, screen-used items currently in the UK. The story of the original series will be told as an ‘Episode Guide’, with as many of the original stories illustrated with a prop, costume, production made item or published artwork.  

Just a small sample of some of the original artefacts from the 'Classic Doctor Who' section of the museum.
Just a small sample of some of the original artefacts from the 'Classic Doctor Who' section of the museum.

Included will be a substantial collection of published work by prominent ‘Who’ artist Andrew Skilleter (who has supported the project since its inception). The intention is to give the visitor a comprehensive overview and authentic experience of the seminal, original series.

A sample of the original published paintings of legendary artist Andrew Skilleter, that will help visualise the story of classic 'Doctor Who'.
A sample of the original published paintings of legendary artist Andrew Skilleter, that will help visualise the story of classic 'Doctor Who'.

The museum won’t be ‘just’ a collection on display. I have been carefully selecting each addition to construct a ‘visual narrative’ of the genre. The focus is upon the ideas and writers who have crafted the story of science-fiction alongside the artists and makers who have skilfully realised these concepts in a broad variety of media. This flight of the imagination is to be chronological: an exciting and nostalgic one for the hardened fan and hopefully educational and inspiring for those either new to the genre, or just passing through. In time, I hope to invite guests to the museum to give special talks and signings, providing a friendly and intimate sci-fi hub for the enthusiast. 

Props from across Sci-Fi history: 'The Time Machine', 'Tron', 'Planet Robot', 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes' and 'The Force Awakens'.
Props from across Sci-Fi history: 'The Time Machine', 'Tron', 'Planet Robot', 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes' and 'The Force Awakens'.

Why I need your support

Making a permanent museum to open to the public is quite an undertaking for an individual. More than just a visitor attraction, at its heart, the project is preserving popular, cultural heritage for future generations. Beyond the artefacts, the building of the museum itself is a Georgian townhouse (Grade 2 listed) and has required considerable repair in readiness for opening as a museum (and safely housing fragile artefacts). I have accomplished (and self funded) a great deal myself over nearly a three year period, but to get the museum open this August (Gulp!), some financial assistance would advance the time-frame massively (to get help to tackle some of the more specialist work and purchase expensive materials like safety glass).

Your money will pay for the following:

  • A bespoke wooden floor (the stone floor is centuries old and an original, listed feature of the building. It is also an uneven and potentially unsafe surface to walk on. Creating a level and safe wooden floor on top of this is essential). I have built two thirds of the wooden floor already- on a concrete surface...this final section on the listed slabs is a little more tricky...and I need more timber!!!
  • A professional electrician to install a heating system to ensure a consistent temperature is maintained for both visitors and long-term preservation of the collection.
  • Safety glass to complete the 'display bays' that the props will be standing in- essential to maintain the collection.
  • Help with constructing the pathway leading to the museum door! Remember- this is a Georgian house, so the front of the building has been relatively unchanged for centuries! To ensure visitor safety, I want to construct an even walkway up to the museum, complete with a banister suitable for anyone a little unstable on their legs. 
  • Signage! The museum needs signs!  These will be outside the museum so that everyone can clearly see we're here!

What I’ve achieved so far…  

1: Preservation - The Collection  

To prepare and make the museum a reality has required a substantial work load and personal commitment. As a lifelong science-fiction enthusiast and artist, I have collected original props and costumes for over two decades. This was never ‘for fiscal value’ but because these items had a profound personal significance; resonating with childhood memories (and not just mine, but those of many others who had also shared in their stories). In many cases, the props had not been cared for and (especially in the case of BBC sourced material) required immediate attention to ensure their survival. As a result, I have spent literally years repairing and restoring items: moisturising and sealing old, fragile rubber pieces and in some extreme cases, sculpting missing replacement sections a-fresh. 

Restoring the surviving 'Red Terrileptil' from 'Doctor Who'...here sculpting a new neck section!
Restoring the surviving 'Red Terrileptil' from 'Doctor Who'...here sculpting a new neck section!

Once a prop is stable, it next needs a bespoke stand for support, enabling it to be displayed effectively. I have been steadily making these by hand to save on costs (as each is completely different as no two props are the same).  The final step in readying a prop for museum display involves thorough research to create again, a bespoke information plaque to accompany it.

Myself sculpting in 'eyes' to actor Michael Chiklis' 'Thing' mask from Marvel's 'Fantastic Four' (2005).
Myself sculpting in 'eyes' to actor Michael Chiklis' 'Thing' mask from Marvel's 'Fantastic Four' (2005).

2: The Building - Planning, Restoration & Construction

Nearly three years ago (and with luck firmly on my side), my partner and I were able to purchase the museum premises. The catch was that they needed a lot of work. In addition, the building is a Grade 2 listed Georgian townhouse and it came with strict planning restrictions. My initial task was to ensure that I could secure all the necessary planning permissions (enabling minimal alterations) and for the building to be able to open as a museum. A year later and all the relevant planning was secured with the blessing of historical building officers! 

Despite no significant structural change, the ground-floor cellar (that will house the collection and ‘become’ the museum) has still required extensive work that I have carried out mostly myself. Two jobs have been particularly time intensive: restoring the 300-year old stonework (including a vaulted room) and preventing water ingress. When we first moved into the property there was basically a pond where the museum collection is going(!) and the centuries old lyme mortar was crumbling and damp. In the two years since the project began, I have pulled down the original ceiling, nearly completed re-pointing the stonework in both rooms and solved several of the water problems involved in the build. It felt essential to ‘strip back’ the two rooms to achieve a ‘blank slate’ from which to develop the new museum. 

Sorting out the beams....all listed...so adding the new ceiling has had to be done with great care!
Sorting out the beams....all listed...so adding the new ceiling has had to be done with great care!

The work outlined above has taken a lot of personal dedication and time. Ultimately, it has had to be done around my teaching (I still have to eat and keep the roof over our heads!) and family commitments. Owing to a shortage of time, I soon realised that I needed to devote more to the project and hence took action last summer going part-time (after twenty years full-time teaching). Whilst this necessitated losing some income, the time to devote to the various tasks involved in making the museum a reality was essential. Ultimately- help with completing the cellar is where your money will be spent.

One of the corridors coming to life....
One of the corridors coming to life....

So in summary- I'm asking you to become part of and for help to, construct what will become the North of England's only permanent museum dedicated to the history of science-fiction. At a local level, the museum will help our village and it's surrounding area, boosting visitor numbers and showing them what a stunning part of the world the Allen Valley truly is. For genre enthusiasts, it will hopefully become a destination, a meeting place and an opportunity to see artefacts from our shared history of Sci-Fi first hand. For children; they will be able to meet creatures of the imagination and learn of the story of this most wonderful genre.

Risks and challenges

Thankfully, I have worked very hard to ensure the risks associated with this project are negligible. The major problem facing a small museum is, once open, ensuring it stays that way! This is something I have given much consideration. Here’s the plan….

1: The Museum Building - My family and I live in and own the museum premises. We have no mortgage. This is a major positive for the fledgling museum. Ultimately, this means that we don’t have to find a monthly rent, greatly reducing overheads. It also means that we can ‘weather’ quiet spells when visitor numbers are lower.

2: Staffing - I will be personally ‘manning’ the museum, so again overheads are negligible. I have other willing family members nearby to help should I ever need it, to ensure ‘the doors open’!

3: Hours of opening …and keeping it open! - For the first two years of the museum, I intend to continue to teach part-time. The museum will be open all year at weekends plus one weekday and seven days a week during all the school holidays. This will enable me to teach for three days per week- important, as this will cover my living overheads. This means that the museum will be able to sustain ‘quiet periods’ without affecting my ability to pay the bills and feed my family! My fiancée also works from the museum building as a private psychotherapist- again helping feed the family! As much as I would like to be able to open the museum seven days a week all year from the start, to give the project the best chance , having key living expenses in place and independent of it, will remove any risks involved in having to make ‘X amount’ each month. As time progresses, my long-term plan is to steadily increase opening times as word of the museum spreads (and indeed develop a programme of talks and school workshops utilising the collection to teach and inspire children).

4: Building work - Thankfully, I am a fairly handy person, so maintenance of the building, I can manage largely myself. The space itself is fairly straightforward and having carried out much of the museum restoration, I am well placed to maintain it. Your money will be going directly into the essential infrastructure that I need assistance with, but again, I will be working alongside electricians, etc. to complete my understanding of the museum building.

5: Curation - I am now an experienced artist who works in both 2-D and 3-D media. Always being open to developing new skills has enabled me to tackle the complex and varied work involved in repairing and preserving the museum collection. This has, once more, helped the museum become a reality as I haven’t needed to spend extra money on caring for and the restoration of, the prop collection itself. I also build all the museum stands- again a big money saver, keeping outgoings to a minimum. Finally, I have also taught creative ICT for some years and so am able to manage the Museum website, again reducing outgoings.

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    Donor Shout-out!

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    - Join our e-newsletter!

    Thank you friend! You will be warmly acknowledged on our museum website supporter page and additionally, receive a shout out on Facebook. You’ll receive updates on the campaign and the future development of the museum via our exclusive e-newsletter...and not forgetting some virtual fist bumps and high fives!

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    Doctor Who Art-Card Ltd Edition SPECIAL!

    IMPORTANT! This is a new reward- added mid-campaign. It is a STANDALONE i.e. it is not 'added in after the previous reward' but you can pledge on this and any other reward... to combine! I am thrilled to be able to offer a very special NEW reward halfway through the museum’s successful Kickstarter campaign! Legendary artist/illustrator Andrew Skilleter has been a supporter of the museum since its inception. ‘Who Dares Publishing’ and Andrew have very kindly produced a beautiful and strictly limited edition Portfolio/Art-card set for the Kickstarter campaign!

    In what is sure to become a rare collectable in itself, the portfolio comprises of six stunning images from Andrew’s rich ‘Doctor Who’ catalogue. Working with Who Dares and Andrew directly, we ensured that the set was especially themed toward stories featured in the museum! The Art-cards printed to exacting standards on the highest quality card, each depict a classic ‘Doctor Who’ adventure (originally featured on one of the official novelisations, Video covers or ‘Who Dares’ calendars and prints that Andrew contributed to).

    To both help the museum and get this great Art-Card set, just select this reward! Due to the costs involved in creating the item- half of the cost will be going to cover the printing by ‘Who Dares’ whilst the other (£6.00) will go directly to the museum!

    If you have already pledged to the museum and would like to add this set into your existing rewards package, simply pledge again for the cards and I will ensure they are sent to you. Postage will be added as they are being mailed out from ‘Who Dares’ as opposed the Museum ‘up North’! Once again – a huge thank you to Andrew Skilleter, Matt Doe and Rob Moss of ‘Who Dares’ for all their time in putting this very special reward together!

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    Sci-Fi Supporter!

    - Limited Edition Art Cards
    - Free entry ticket for two!
    - Facebook Shout-out!
    - A place on the website supporters page!
    - Join our e-newsletter!

    Enjoy a strictly limited edition set of museum Art-cards and a free entry ticket for two once we open. In addition, you will of course receive a shout-out on the museum Facebook page and join the roll of honour on the official museum website! You are considered very much part of the extended museum family and will receive insider news on the development of the project into the future.

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    Sci-Fi Supporter & Dr. Who Art-cards!

    Simply....combining the Sci-Fi Supporter & Doctor Who Ltd Edition Art Card Package!

    - Limited Edition Art Cards
    - Free entry ticket for two!
    - Limited Edition Doctor Who Art Card set by legendary artist Andrew Skilleter- exclusively made by 'Who Dares' publishing for the museum campaign!
    - Facebook Shout-out!
    - A place on the website supporters page!
    - Join our e-newsletter!

    Enjoy a strictly limited edition set of museum Art-cards and a free entry ticket for two once we open. In addition, you will of course receive a shout-out on the museum Facebook page and join the roll of honour on the official museum website! You are considered very much part of the extended museum family and will receive insider news on the development of the project into the future.

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    Sci-Fi Sponsor

    - Dedicated Artefact Plaque in the museum!
    - E-copy of Plaque Artwork
    - Name on main museum Donor Plaque
    - Name in Museum Guidebook
    - Limited Edition Art Cards
    - Free entry ticket for two!
    - Facebook Shout-out!
    - A place on the website supporters page!
    - Join our e-newsletter!

    Become a Sci-Fi prop sponsor! In addition to all the perks of the ‘Sci-fi Supporter’ package, have one of the unique exhibits in the museum personally dedicated: your name will appear on the bespoke, Perspex museum plaque, displayed beside an original, production made item of Science-Fiction history! In addition, we’ll e-mail you a copy of the plaque artwork (complete with your name).

    If that wasn’t enough! I am currently working on writing & designing the official museum souvenir book to accompany the project...your name will be part of the museum story in print on the special donor page!

    And finally... a permanent, large plaque is going to be designed and sited at the front of the museum- your name will be displayed proudly on this to - permanently in the Museum of Classic Science-Fiction!

    Please note:

    1: Choice of item Sponsorship - After hours of agonising(!) I have decided the only way of managing the prop/costume sponsorship option is to split up the collection into three broad sections- ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Science-Fiction History’ and ‘Marvel’. When making a pledge, could you message me your preferred choice of category in which to sponsor an item; to help me assign an item to you. At this time I don’t want to reveal all the items in the museum…otherwise there will be no surprises; but I will be issuing a list of some interesting ‘first come-first served’ sponsorship artefacts. Clearly these can only be offered in this way! Once the ‘fist come’ items receive sponsorship I will endeavour to do my very best to match you with an alternative suitable artefact in your chosen museum category.

    2: With respect 'estimated delivery' - the time stated is for 'e-delivery' of the plaque art and postage of the Art-cards (the cards should ship in March). The plaques take a little longer as each artefact needs to be thoroughly researched, screen images gathered. Finally, all this information is pieced together into the unique, completed plaque design (which is then bound in perspex!).

    3: After a three year period, you will be given 'first dibs' to renew your sponsorship or, if not, the opportunity to have the Perspex plaque posted for you to keep in recognition of your commitment to the project.

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    Sci-Fi Sponsor & Dr. Who Art Cards!

    Simply combining the 'Sci-Fi Sponsor' Package and 'Doctor Who Art Card Limited Edition Special' Packages!

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    Sci-Fi Super Sponsor Monster Relic Pack!

    - Framed, screen-used Monster Piece: 'Terrileptil'
    - A free family pass for one year!
    - Dedicated Artefact Plaque in the museum!
    - E-copy of Plaque Artwork
    - Name on main museum Donor Plaque
    - Name in Museum Guidebook
    - Limited Edition Art Cards
    - Facebook Shout-out!
    - A place on the website supporters page!
    - Join our e-newsletter!

    Dear Super-Sponsor! Not only will you receive all the features of the ‘Sci-Fi Sponsor’ package (an individual prop plaque dedicated to yourself, your name in the museum souvenir book and featured on the large museum entry plaque) but, by offering your support at this point, we’ll send you an original piece of screen used, classic ‘Doctor Who’ monster!

    Beautifully framed, displayed and individually numbered, you will receive a scale from the ‘Red Terrileptil’ that appeared in the memorable 1982, Fifth Doctor story ‘The Visitation’. This package will be strictly limited to 50 pieces. During my restoration of this wonderful alien adversary from the iconic show; a section of the belt area could not be reincorporated into the display. Despite having a sale value, I thought it would be wonderful to share this section of original prop/costume to supporters of the museum!

    And that is not all…as part of this package; you will also receive a year- long family pass to the museum!

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    The Double Monster Relic Pack!

    - Framed, screen-used Monster Piece: 'Garm'
    - Framed, screen-used Monster Piece: 'Terrileptil'
    - A free family pass for one year!
    - Dedicated Artefact Plaque in the museum!
    - E-copy of Plaque Artwork
    - Name on main museum Donor Plaque
    - Name in Museum Guidebook
    - Limited Edition Art Cards
    - Facebook Shout-out!
    - A place on the website supporters page!
    - Join our e-newsletter!

    Dear Double Monster lover! In addition to all the features of the previous ‘Monster Prop- Terrileptil’ package we’ll send you an original piece of ANOTHER screen used, classic ‘Doctor Who’ monster!

    Not only will you receive a scale from the ‘Red Terrileptil’ but also a beautifully framed section of textured arm costume from ‘The Garm’ – who featured memorably in the 1983 classic, Fifth Doctor Who story ‘Terminus’. Together- both the framed ‘Terrileptil’ scale and ‘Garm skin’ section will make fascinating and highly rare additions to your ‘Doctor Who’/Sci-fi collections! And remember…they will only be available from this Kickstarter campaign!

    Due to the ultimate scarcity of this classic creature’s surviving arm section, this package will be strictly limited to 30 pieces. During my restoration of this wonderful alien, wolf-like creature, a section of the surviving arm could not be reincorporated into the display. Despite having a sale value, I thought it would be a nice idea to share this section of original prop/costume to supporters of the museum! Both ‘Terrileptil’ and ‘Garm’ sections will be presented on graphics designed by myself so they are ready to go on display!

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    The Personal Tour Package!

    - Personal tour, coffee & cake!
    - Free Family 'Lifelong Membership' & Entry
    - Framed, screen-used Monster Piece: 'Garm'
    - Framed, screen-used Monster Piece: 'Terrileptil'
    - A free family pass for one year!
    - Dedicated Artefact Plaque in the museum!
    - E-copy of Plaque Artwork
    - Name on main museum Donor Plaque
    - Name in Museum Guidebook
    - Limited Edition Art Cards
    - Facebook Shout-out!
    - A place on the website supporters page!
    - Join our e-newsletter!

    A warm museum welcome will be waiting for you dear friend! This mega-pledge will encompass all the fabulous features of the ‘Double Monster Prop Pack!’ PLUS... before the grand opening, come and visit the museum for a personal guided tour…with coffee and cake! I’ll take you through the history of the project and explain the story of the collection in as much detail as you would like. Any artefacts you would personally like to examine and/or photograph from ‘behind the glass’ will be accessible.

    This two hour visit will be a memorable opportunity to experience unique, screen-used items up close!

    Important Note: If you are unable to visit before opening, we can discuss a time to open the museum for a private viewing at a later date. Due to my necessity to work whilst launching the museum, obviously viewing times will need to work around this, but every effort will be made to accommodate a mutually suitable time!

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    Sci-Fi Artwork Commission

    - Original artwork drawn just for you!
    - Your commissioned artwork to appear in Museum Guidebook
    - Free Family 'Lifelong Membership' & Entry
    - Framed, screen-used Monster Piece: 'Garm'
    - Framed, screen-used Monster Piece: 'Terrileptil'
    - A free family pass for one year!
    - Dedicated Artefact Plaque in the museum!
    - E-copy of Plaque Artwork
    - Name on main museum Donor Plaque
    - Name in Museum Guidebook
    - Limited Edition Art Cards
    - Facebook Shout-out!
    - A place on the website supporters page!
    - Join our e-newsletter!

    Dear fellow Sci-Fi adventurer…I look forward to our collaboration designing a new, completely exclusive artwork that I will create just for you! In addition to teaching Art, I have produced and sold artwork for many years (in a broad variety of media) and in recognition of your donation, will passionately set to work creating something truly special and unique. Whatever your genre leanings I’ll produce a dynamic and inventive composition… you simply tell me what you’d like and let me do the rest! My artwork is meticulous in detail and hence your commissioned piece will be approximately A5 in size, produced on A4 finest art paper (please see the recent ‘Morlock’ I have drawn for the Museum on either the Facebook or Museum Page to get a good idea of what to expect). What’s more, your artwork will be added to the illustrations for the upcoming museum souvenir book that I am currently writing and designing- alongside your published illustration will be your name as the patron of the piece!

    This package of course, includes all the features of the previous ‘Double Monster’’ option and in addition, a personal 'lifelong' membership to the museum complete with certificate!

    Please note- commissioned artworks do take me a little time to complete (ensuring the high quality I am known for) - especially if I have a few to do at once! 'Kickstarter' requires me to give a date now, so I have chosen a safe 'at the latest' for the commissioned work (September 2018)- hopefully I would have the commissions completed before. All printed materials (such as the art cards) will be sent out as quickly as possible (most likely in April- May at the latest) with the hand drawn artwork to follow. I will absolutely keep you informed as to the progress of your original artwork and endeavor to get it to you as soon as I can. To be absolutely fair, I will (as in the prop sponsorship) embark on commissioned pieces on a first come- first served basis (and give you a completion estimate).

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    SCI-FI Artwork Commission & Tour!

    - Personal tour, coffee & cake!
    - Original artwork drawn just for you!
    - Your commissioned artwork to appear in Museum Guidebook
    - Free Family 'Lifelong Membership' & Entry
    - Framed, screen-used Monster Piece: 'Garm'
    - Framed, screen-used Monster Piece: 'Terrileptil'
    - A free family pass for one year!
    - Dedicated Artefact Plaque in the museum!
    - E-copy of Plaque Artwork
    - Name on main museum Donor Plaque
    - Name in Museum Guidebook
    - Limited Edition Art Cards
    - Facebook Shout-out!
    - A place on the website supporters page!
    - Join our e-newsletter!

    Combining both the ‘Commissioned Artwork’ and ‘Personal Tour’ packages… why not have both an original piece of Sci-Fi art drawn to your specifications….and a personal two hour talk/photograph session through the museum (with coffee and cake)? Please check out the previous two packages for precise details!

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    SCI-FI Patron

    - Use the museum as a venue for a group
    - Group talk or workshop by myself!
    - Personal tour, coffee & cake!
    - Original artwork drawn just for you!
    - Your commissioned artwork to appear in Museum Guidebook
    - Free Family 'Lifelong Membership' & Entry
    - Framed, screen-used Monster Piece: 'Garm'
    - Framed, screen-used Monster Piece: 'Terrileptil'
    - A free family pass for one year!
    - Dedicated Artefact Plaque in the museum!
    - E-copy of Plaque Artwork
    - Name on main museum Donor Plaque
    - Name in Museum Guidebook
    - Limited Edition Art Cards
    - Facebook Shout-out!
    - A place on the website supporters page!
    - Join our e-newsletter!

    Just wow… what can I say? You have become an inter-galactic science-fiction patron! Recognising your incredible generosity, as well as everything featured before, I would like to offer you the use of the museum for a small party/gathering at some point in the future. I will specially close the museum on an agreed date so you can host an event or simply have a personal, relaxed visit with friends.

    I will be more than happy to be on hand to give a talk/guided tour if requested. Perhaps I could give a presentation about the genre and the collection to a group further afield?

    In the long term, you and your family or friends can visit the museum for free with a family lifelong 'Friend of the Museum' membership and check in to see the development of the project. I hope to host special guest days at the museum and you will be very much on the VIP list for all such events and given insider information well in advance.

    You will of course receive ALL the previous rewards as part of this package (relic monster cards, sponsored plaque, name included in all ‘donor locations’ and a personally commissioned piece of Art).

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