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May 13, 2019
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MCR21 – Resilient Heritage mentoring

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MCR21 – Resilient Heritage mentoring

Find your spark!

MCR21 is a 1960s BBC mobile broadcasting unit. I provided mentoring for this National Lottery Heritage Fund Resilient Heritage project. It aimed to restore MCR21 and use it to share the history of outside broadcast technology.

MCR21 is the most original and complete example of its type. It was present at many of the major events of the 1960s including the 1966 World Cup final and Winston Churchill’s funeral.

A small group of broadcast technology and history enthusiasts wanted to create a new CIO to take on the ownership of MCR21 and ensure its future. The aspiration was to undertake the restoration inside and out and then turn MCR21 into an educational resource capable of touring museums and other venues. 

My role as their mentor was to support them in:

the development and submission of the CIO application

developing their restoration plan and ideas for interpretation and activity

undertaking evidence research to support a viable business plan for the vision

ensure that the business plan that emerged was robust

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MCR21 is the most original and complete example of its type. It was present at many of the major events of the 1960s including the 1966 World Cup final and Winston Churchill’s funeral.

A small group of broadcast technology and history enthusiasts wanted to create a new CIO to take on the ownership of MCR21 and ensure its future. The aspiration was to undertake the restoration inside and out and then turn MCR21 into an educational resource capable of touring museums and other venues. 

My role as their mentor was to support them in:

the development and submission of the CIO application

developing their restoration plan and ideas for interpretation and activity

undertaking evidence research to support a viable business plan for the vision

ensure that the business plan that emerged was robust

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The new CIO – The Broadcast Television Technology Trust (BTTT) – has been established. BTTT submitted a National Lottery Heritage Fund bid in January 2019 to take forward their project. Their business plan provided the basis of their bid. Fingers are crossed for a successful application!

Sarah guided us through the ‘labyrinth’ of questions that confronted us when we started our application for a £100,000 grant  from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Sarah was also able to make sure that our Project Plan had all the right elements which resulted in our application being successful.

 

Nick Gilbey – Trustee – Broadcast Television Technology Trust.    Project Leader – MCR21

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