Coventry Transport Museum are looking to recruit a full-time Collections care Technician to join their team that conserve, prepare for display and transport the collection in support of the Museum’s objectives and ambitions. The job requires conservation of the static and display collections to museum standards and sympathetic maintenance of the running collection.
More details are available at: http://www.transport-museum.com/gettinginvolved/WorkAtTheMuseum.aspx
Here is a YouTube clip showing the museum recently visited by the Association for its Autumn seminar.
The sad news has been announced that John Snell, one of the early pioneers of the railway heritage movement has passed away. John was involved with the Talyllyn Railway from its earliest days, and was the fireman on the first train to run on the Talyllyn under preservation. He subsequently worked for London Transport, British Railways and for 28 years as the General Manager of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
See the TR web site: http://www.talyllyn.co.uk/news/john-snell-1932-2013
Following a Museums Association report on the 8th January that appeared to imply that as a result of further government cuts, there would be reductions in funding for museums, the Arts Council has issued further guidance to clarify the position and reassure the sector that funding will be maintained.
More details are available at the AIM web site: http://www.aim-museums.co.uk/article/museum_development_funding/
If you are tired of dark mornings and evenings, floods and rain, don’t forget that the summer is on the way! To cheer everyone up, here is a picture I took after a trip down the St Ives branch in Cornwall last July on a day when it was 27c!
A date for your diary!
The next ABTEM meeting will be held on Wednesday 30th April at the STEAM Museum in Swindon.
The working title for the seminar is ‘Volunteers in a changing environment’ – more details to follow here and on our Facebook page. If you would like further information, please use the attached to contact ABTEM about the event.