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The story behind UK’s first mobile phone museum charity

Ruo Wu, head of charities and not-for-profit at FSP, met with Ben Wood, co-founder & co-curator of the Mobile Phone Museum, to discuss the humble beginnings of the charity and its journey so far. They also explored:

  • the importance and relevance of the charity in current times;
  • how the charity has come to acquire arguably the most authoritative collection of mobile phones in the world;
  • its legal journey, and tips for those running a charity and looking to set one up;
  • the charity’s illustrative and informative website (;
  • a tour of some iconic mobile devices;
  • the importance of education and sustainability;
  • challenges and opportunities; and
  • exciting future plans.

The webinar can be viewed, here:

A copy of the presentation slides are also available here.