Lots of Baubles for the Crowdsourced Christmas Tree

December 22, 2011

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First of all, thank you to everyone who sent in baubles for our crowdsourced Christmas tree! We had 15 baubles submitted in total, some of them via Twitter and Facebook – both faithful old friends and new acquaintances – as well as some additional ones drawn by the guests at our Advent housewarming party. It’s just the right number, actually, to be able to include them all on the tree.

As promised, #MuseumBaby picked a name from all entries at random, and the winner was @claracharlotte from Hamburg. From a museum-y point of view, Clara’s bauble is a very worthy winner – it’s a hand drawn design inspired by the Ischtar Gate, one of the gates to the inner city of Babylon, at the Pergamon Museum here in Berlin.

Because I was feeling in a festive kind of spirit, I also got #MuseumBaby to draw a runner up, which was @NinaHviid from Copenhagen. Nina sent in a photograph of two baubles she had made, to make sure they reached us by 20 December. The original images are from a couple of digitised old Christmas cards at the museum where she works, and feature a nisse (not to be mistaken for Santa!) which is apparently the epitome of Danish Christmas.

So, here is the final crowdsourced tree – before, during and after:

And here is a close-up of the final tree so you can see the baubles better:

 

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