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Job Vacancy: Collections Manager – Aerospace Bristol

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and talented professional Collections Manager to join Aerospace Bristol, a new museum which opened in 2017.

Aerospace Bristol tells the story of over 100 years of aerospace design and manufacturing. The museum has learning at its heart and aims to inspire, entertain and inform present and future generations through their understanding of, and engagement with, the stories and collections of Bristol’s aerospace industry – past, present and future. It is also home to the last Concorde ever built and the last to fly when it returned to its UK birthplace in Bristol.

The Collections Manager is a permanent post and will provide overall strategic direction and managerial responsibility for the collections, staff and volunteers. The role requires outstanding collections and people management skills. There is a small collections team and body of volunteers already in place, working on the restoration and conservation of objects and exhibition maintenance.

More information about the post can be found at: http://aerospacebristol.org/careers

Closing date: 25 February 2019

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Job Vacancy: Heritage Engineering Manager – Brooklands Museum

The Brooklands Museum are now recruiting for the new role of Heritage Engineering Manager.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance, care and preservation of Brooklands Museum’s historic aviation, vehicle and large mechanical objects through a range of activities that include their inspection, conservation, handling and movement.

The Heritage Engineering Manager will be responsible for the planning and delivery of key projects.  These will range from routine maintenance of the museum’s historic car and motorcycle collection to the development and co-ordination of preservation works on our aircraft. The postholder will work closely with volunteers, providing direction and ensuring all activities are carried out to the highest possible standard.  The Heritage Engineering Manager will also play a vital role in the live running of key historic vehicles and aircraft,  used to bring the site to life in a safe and enjoyable way for visitors to Brooklands.

More details are available at:  https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/about/work-for-us and download the Job Description and Application Pack to find out how to apply for this position. If you are interested in this role and would like to book a 10 minute phone call to find out more, please email Alex Patterson, Director of Collections, Interpretation & Heritage apatterson@brooklandsmuseum.com.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 3 March 2019. Interviews will be held on Friday 15 March.

 

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Still time to book for the European Conference for Automotive History!

The second European conference for automotive history, is to be held at the Louwman Museum, Leidsestraatweg 57, 2594 BB Den Haag, The Netherlands, from 29 to 31 March 2019.

After the success of the first Conference held at the Cité de l‘Automobile in Mulhouse, France, in 2017, the Louwman Museum generously offered to act as host for the next conference.

The programme features presentations on a wide range of topics from automotive historians, both in Europe, and in the USA.

More details are available below:

2019 den haag leaflet v.3 booking form word pdf (2)

European Museum Academy Award deadlines approaching!

Two deadlines for awards promoted by the European Museum Academy are fast approaching! It is only 4 weeks until the deadline for the Children in Museums Award, and 8 weeks until the deadline for the European Museum Academy Awards.

Of most interest to ABTEM members might well be the Luigi Micheletti Award, (deadline 15 March) a prize focused on contemporary history and scientific, industrial and social heritage. Originally the award was established by the Micheletti Foundation and Kenneth Hudson in 1996, for the recognition of excellence in the specific sector of European science and industry museums.

Applications are welcomed from scientific, technical and industrial museums and science centres, both long-established and recently opened.

More details are available from:

http://europeanmuseumacademy.eu/luigi-micheletti-award/

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New Report on Contemporary Collecting & Disposal issued

‘Profusion in Museums’ is a new report produced by ‘Heritage Futures’ a collaborative research project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and supported by four host universities.

The thought-provoking report draws on a collecting and disposal survey undertaken in June of this year, and the results of a knowledge exchange seminar held at the National Railway Museum in September 2018.

The report can be downloaded at https://heritage-futures.org/profusion-in-museums-report/

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ABTEM AGM PAPERS AVAILABLE

As previously announced, the Association’s 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held at:

London Museum of Water and Steam (Formerly Kew Bridge Steam Museum), Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London TW8 0EN on Wednesday 21st November 2018  at 3.30pm.

The AGM will take place as part of the late Autumn seminar

Operating and Conserving Historic Industrial & Transport Collections

Hard copies of AGM papers will be available at the meeting but are also available here for download:

ABTEM 2018AGM agenda2 (1)ABTEM Accounts 2016ABTEMAGM2016minutes (6)ABTEM Accounts 2017

 

NOTICE OF ABTEM AGM

The Association’s 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held at:

London Museum of Water and Steam (Formerly Kew Bridge Steam Museum), Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London TW8 0EN on Wednesday 21st November 2018  at 3.30pm.

The AGM will take place as part of the late Autumn seminar

Operating and Conserving Historic Industrial & Transport Collections

Tickets for the event cost £25. Register using Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abtem-late-autumn-seminar-operating-and-conserving-historic-industrial-transport-collections-tickets-51195219279

and then pay for the ticket by using the  link: https://lmws.digitickets.co.uk/tickets/ 

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