As many in the world of industrial maritime and transport museums may know, Andy King, Curator at Bristol Industrial Museum and M Shed Bristol from 1981 to 2021 and vice-chair of ABTEM died in July this year following a three-year battle with cancer. An informal memorial for Andy is to be held in the top floor event suite at M Shed in Bristol on Sunday September 26th between 12.00 – 16.00.
Although numbers are limited, there are some spaces left if you’d like to attend.
There will be some speeches, but the majority of the event will be an opportunity for you to talk, and find out about his professional achievements, his work with other heritage organisations, his work with our local community and other cultural events in the City, as well as what a great bloke he was. Please bring a photo or object that reminds you of Andy and that you are prepared to share with friends and strangers.
Please click the Register button below to go to Eventbrite and obtain a ticket.
Join us in helping the UK’s Science and Industry Museum (Manchester) work out whether wet steam lubrication is right for their steam engines!
The UK’s Science and Industry Museum, Manchester (part of the Science Museum Group) has asked the Big Stuff community to help them work out an innovative plan for operating their steam engines in their newly designed Power Hall. They want to create a display that is exciting, informative AND environmentally friendly. However, their steam engines use large quantities of water which get contaminated with lubricating oil and have to be jettisoned as waste. So they are interested in using wet steam lubrication for the engines, but want to how it works in practice and whether it will translate to the museum situation successfully.
Whether you have experience with this method or are just interested in knowing more please join us for a great debate. More information is here: http://bigstuffheritage.org/big-stuff-webinars/
Schematics of the proposed gallery plan and steaming plan are available at: http://bigstuffheritage.org/webinar-2-wet-steam-lubrication-images/