Tagged: museum

Smithsonian Returns to Kickstarter: Seek to Raise $300,000 to Conserve Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers

On Monday, the Smithsonian Institution returned to the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise $300,000 to conserve The Wizard of Oz’s most famous props, Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers. The organization, which previously raised $719,779 for Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit on the crowdfunding platform last year, revealed that the Ruby Slippers, which were made… Read More

University of Akron Launches Kickstarter to Establish National Museum of Psychology

On Wednesday, the University of Akron in Ohio announced that it was launching a Kickstarter campaign to establish the National Museum of Psychology. The initiative is looking to raise $250,000, which will cover the cost of developing and placing the museum into the Drs. Nicholas and… Read More

Smithsonian Institute’s Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Project Finishes Kickstarter Run

Well, it’s official: The Smithsonian’s first crowdfunding campaign has officially ended… and it was a success! The organization announced last month that it has teamed up with Kickstarter to help fund a few projects. The first initiative was dedicated to Neil Armstrong’s famous spacesuit. The Smithsonian… Read More

Smithsonian’s Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Kickstarter Nears $600,000; Chris Hadfield & Adam Savage Reveal What’s Next For the Project (Video)

Continuing to gain more support for its Neil Armstrong spacesuit project, the Smithsonian has successfully raised nearly $600,000 on Kickstarter thanks to over 7,500 backers. The project hit the crowdfunding platform last week with a mission to raise $500,000 to bring the famous spacesuit back… Read More

The Smithsonian Teams Up With Kickstarter to Launch a Series of Funding Initiatives; First is Dedicated to Neil Armstrong’s Space Suit

On Monday, Kickstarter announced that it has formed a partnership with The Smithsonian to launch a series of crowdfunding campaign for its museums. The popular funding platform declared: “Kickstarter is a place that honors creativity, past and present. We celebrate creators who are shaping the… Read More

The Oatmeal Launches Another Nikola Tesla Museum Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo

Back in 2012, The Oatmeal launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the Nikola Tesla Museum with a funding goal of $850,000. By the end of its run, the project hit close to $1.4 million from over 33,000 backers. Two years later, the famed website has… Read More

Elon Musk Contributes to Tesla Museum with $1 Million Donation

On Thursday (July 10), Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk announced another $1 million for creating a museum honoring the father of the electrical age. He joins the contributors from more than 86 countries who supported the initial campaign on Indiegogo. The donation from Musk was made on… Read More

Tesla Laboratory Purchased with Proceeds from Crowdfunding

Tesla Wardenclyffe Laboratory Purchased For Museum with Funds Raised on Indiegogo. Friends of Science East, Inc., dba Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, is pleased to announce that it has completed the purchase of the last remaining laboratory of scientist, visionary, and inventor Nikola Tesla in… Read More

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