Curatorial Vacancy – Haynes International Motor Museum

Details of a vacancy for the role of Curator at the Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset.

As one of the leading museums and visitor attractions in the South West, with over 125,000 visitors annually, you will be joining a dynamic and engaged team of over 120 staff and volunteers.

The museum is looking for an innovative, enthusiastic and motivated museum professional to be its subject specialist, knowing the Collection inside and out, and able to preserve that information for the next custodians of our Museum.  The successful candidate must be proactive and keen to work in a fast paced work environment. They’ll strive to deliver a culture of exceptional service, ensuring our visitors and partners always have the best possible experience.

The Museum has over 400 vehicles and as a charity it has three core aims: preservation, restoration and education. The Museum also operates several businesses that donate all of their profits to support these charitable aims. It is essential that the successful candidate can collaborate across the organisation in order to help deliver the Museum’s strategic plan.

More information is available at: https://www.haynesmotormuseum.com/jobs/museum-curator-ft

Closing date: Monday 10th June 2019

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Science Museum Group Research Conference 2019: The Place of Industry – Call for Papers

The 2019 Science Museum Group Research Conference will take place 4-5 November 2019, at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester.  Here, on an internationally significant industrial heritage site, in the world’s first industrial city, we will emphasise the place of industry. The conference seeks to showcase research from across the Science Museum Group, partners, and collaborators and to broaden the participants in – and audience for – that research. Alongside the overarching theme, the conference gathers together new thinking that resonates with the collections and practices of the Science Museum Group and draws out emerging work from our research community.

This year we particularly welcome offers of papers, panels, case studies, screenings and performances on the following topics:

  • Place-based approaches to science and industry. From the coffee house to the technical school, from bricks and mortar to regional strategies.  What does a focus on place and space bring to our understanding of science and industry?
  • Interfaces and juxtapositions of industry with other disciplines and frames. From applying a science, technology, engineering and maths lens to industry to making space for artists and creative practitioners to extend industry’s meaning.  What potentials are there in pushing and exploring the boundaries of industry?
  • The proximity of industry. From the haptic perception of technologies to the sensory qualities of industrial cities and spaces.  How does industry being close-at-hand alter human experience? And how does experience design respond to industrial spaces?

If you are interested in contributing, please get in touch with Abi Wilson Abigail.wilson@scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk

Your proposal should include the following information:

  • Proposed format of your contribution (presentation, performance, panel etc)
  • Working title
  • Abstract– at this stage a brief paragraph is fine
  • Name(s) of speaker / contributors
  • Home institution.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday 28 June 2019.