Mary Hopper has done most of the work on maintaining and documenting collections, creating exhibits and websites as well as hosting events.
However, many other people have also made contributions over the years. 1
First and foremost, extreme gratitude goes to Neil Carlson for providing extensive moral, logistical and financial support to the New Media Museum and all of the projects that led to it since the early 1990s.
Exhibitors at events have included Dan Berman, Michael Thompson and Harlan Hersey of the Rhode Island Computer Museum, Adam Rosen of the Vintage Mac Museum, Rus Gant of the Giza Project, Bryan Harwell of Replay’d and Jamie York of Game Underground.
Student volunteers who have helped out include Jared Brown, Nathaniel Pierce and Nicholas Potvin.
Many artifacts in the museum’s Learning and Computing Collection were acquired as a result of Mary Hopper’s work with her former doctoral adviser Robert Lawler at Purdue University. In addition, he has provided helpful advice and donated valuable hardware and software as well as unique resources related to his friends and former doctoral advisers Marvin Minsky and Seymour Papert.
Brian Silverman has provided insight about Learning and Computing and the New Media Museum’s collections and mission in general. In addition, he has made donations of artifacts to the Modern Computing, Learning and Computing and Educational Robotics collections.
Bob Erickson has been a major donor of hardware and software for the Personal Computing Collection, and he was also the most energetic and consistent supporter of the New Media Museum’s predecessor organization the New Computer Museum.
Other hardware and software contributors have included Bill German, Fred Wolflink, Laura Giannitrapani, Laszlo Dienes, Alexis Pittman, Robert Feder, Jim Howley, Joan and Scott Whitlow, Ann Burnham, Scott Evernden, Weston Tolman, Howard Marget, John Colburn, Erik Beck and John Dodge.
Financial contributors to an Indiegogo campaign included Marlyn and Norma Carlson, Sabrena and Ray Scott, Renee Brown, Mike Morrison, Brendan Powers, Brian Perry, J Stanley Koper, Dwight Bell, Harlan Hersey, David Ross, Michelle Johnson, Mark James and Michael Bates.
1 Some contributions acknowledged here were for the prior iteration of the New Media Museum called the New Computer Museum.