Horse-drawn carriages are found in museum collections across the country. As moving objects in static displays they are often difficult to interpret. This new guide brings together best practice in the interpretation of carriages to help museums bring them to life.
The new guide was written by museum interpretation consultant Steve Slack, in collaboration with professionals from across the museum sector working with carriage collections. More information can be found at a new website that provides further information and resources.
This guide was commissioned by Staffordshire Archives and Heritage and funded by Arts Council England and complements ABTEM’s newly published Guidelines for the Care and Operation of Larger & Working Historic Objects.
News of a new post being created at the Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford:
“An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Haynes International Motor Museum for a Head of Collections and Interpretation to join the Senior Executive Team. The successful candidate will manage the Collections Department and lead the delivery of an ambitious and forward thinking strategy. The role’s responsibilities cover the full spectrum of collections focused activity including the day-to-day management of the collection, collections documentation, conservation, the delivery of education programmes and both temporary and longer term exhibitions & displays. The adoption of sector best practice will be at the heart of this work in preparation for an eventual Accreditation application.”
Further information about the vacancy can be found at: https://www.haynesmotormuseum.com/jobs/head-collections-and-interpretation
DETAILS OF A NEW POST AT THE RAF MUSEUM:
c£31,000 per annum
The Royal Air Force Museum is a National Museum that tells the story of the RAF through its people and collections.
The Conservation Manager role is an exciting new opportunity to lead a dedicated team within the Museum’s Collections Services department. This team will play a leading role in the continuing transformation of the RAF Museum as it marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
The post holder will manage the development and delivery of conservation projects and facilities at the Museum’s London site. In support of the Museum’s collections development and exhibition programmes they will manage a range of activities to ensure the preservation of collections whilst promoting wider public access to the RAF story and greater volunteer engagement.
A relevant conservation or engineering qualification or demonstrable experience in managing and preserving aircraft or other large industrial objects within a heritage, commercial or military environment are essential. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of conservation or engineering standards.
The post will be based in Colindale, NW London. Some weekend and evening working and travel between Museum sites and to other institutions in the UK and overseas will be necessary.