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Digitising the Sunderland Fans Museum

Funded on Spacehive 22 February 2021

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Digitising the Sunderland Fans Museum

Fans Museum By Fans Museum

Help us digitise the Fans Museum collection so we can support those who are suffering from isolation, loneliness, autism and dementia by creating a digital museum so you can access it from your home

Monkwearmouth Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 22 Feb 2021!

Our aspirations are to create a digital tour of the Fans Museum in Sunderland. To reach that goal we first need to create a digital log and photograph the whole collection. With your help we can start the process by cataloguing our most iconic items from Kevin Phillips' European Golden Boot to Jimmy Montgomery's European Cup winners medal. To create this we need to use professional collection management software and professional photography. Due to Covid-19, the Fans Museum has lost all of it's interaction with the community and travelling fans. By creating this digital project will enable us to interact again with our local community, as well as with anybody anywhere in the world.

What we'll deliver:

  • Professionally photograph the iconic collection of items
  • Catalogue the iconic collection on a professional management software system
  • Share the digital collection on the Fans Museum website

Why it's a great idea:

Due to Covid-19, the Fans Museum has lost the ability to interact with the local community. By digitising the Fans Museum collection and bringing it online we will be able to bring the collection to the homes of the local community and beyond. We want to support those who suffer harder day to day remits such as dementia, autism, loneliness and isolation.

Steps to get it done:

  • Photograph all iconic items
  • Log iconic items in collection managements system

Location Monkwearmouth

About the space

Custom Location


Sunderland City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £10,340

EHive 5 years subscription 25GB - £3,211 (31%)
Digital curation of items - £3,120 (30%)
Professional Photography - £2,600 (25%)
Website Hosting - £597 (6%)
Other - £812 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

EHive 5 years subscription 25GB
Digital curation of items
Professional Photography
Website Hosting
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Create monthly interactive virtual tours

Total £10,340

Our Volunteer List

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