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National Motor Museum seeks new Trustees

TRUSTEES (volunteer role)

The National Motor Museum Trust is a charitable organisation dedicated to preserving and promoting motoring history. It has a world famous collection of vehicles and associated motoring items, many of which are on display in the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

The board is looking to strengthen skills in the areas of stakeholder engagement, income generation and fundraising, museum and archives management, education and learning, financial management and reaching out to the historic motoring movement.

The Trust also welcomes applications from those who have the skills, time and interest but who prefer to become advisors or ambassadors for the Museum rather than formally take on trustee responsibilities.

We wish recruit trustees with expertise in museums, archives and education in order to strengthen our trustee board. This role would involve attending trustee meetings and providing support and advice to senior management.

For further information, or to set up an informal conversation, please email

Anna-Marie.O’Connor@beaulieu.co.uk

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Cars for Disposal from Ulster Transport Museum

National Museums NI (Ulster Transport Museum) are offering a number of cars for disposal to other Accredited museums. They include a 1972 VW Beetle, 1964 Fort Cortina and a 1949 Triumph Renown. The vehicles are offered free of charge but interested parties would be expected to arrange and pay for transportation. Further information can be provided on request.

Please contact – Hannah Crowdy, Head of Curatorial, National Museums NI

028 9039 5161

Hannah.crowdy@nmni.com

The full list is:

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Details of Joint ABTEM/SHCG Seminar Announced!

When It’s Gone, It’s Gone – Keeping Knowledge Safe

ABTEM’s next seminar will be a joint ABTEM and SHCG event held at the National Railway Museum, York on 11th October 2019

What happens to their knowledge when long-serving staff and volunteers leave? How do institutions plan for succession? How do we cope with fewer people with specialist knowledge?

This day seminar aims to address these issues and give an opportunity for sharing strategies and projects. Confirmed speakers include Steph Mastoris on SHCG’s firstBase project and Dr Laura Humphreys on harvesting information from curators at the Science Museum.

The seminar will cost £12 (excluding lunch) and there will be opportunity to look around the NRM.

To book, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/when-its-gone-its-gone-keeping-knowledge-safe-a-joint-abtemshcg-seminar-tickets-71039540177?aff=affiliate1

 

Heritage Railways and Coal Report Published

A though-provoking and important report has been issues by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Heritage Rail. The heritage railway movement faces significant challenges in future as a result of the government’s 2019 clean air strategy which proposes measures to reduce emissions from transport and the restriction of domestic coal and wood burning by 2022. In addition, the ending of coal-fired power generation is also likely to see UK opencast coal production dramatically reduced, making the supply of high quality coal for steam locomotives more problematic.

The report can be downloaded here:Coal Report

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Vacancy for Library Curator at National Motor Museum

Details of a new vacancy:

Library Curator

National Motor Museum Trust

Beaulieu

37.5 hours per week

The National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu is a charitable organisation dedicated to engaging and inspiring people with the story of motoring through world class collections. There are over 250 vehicles and extensive object, photographic, archive and library collections, all of which have Designated status.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic and proactive Collections Team within an Accredited museum and take responsibility for the Reference Library Collection. The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant field with demonstrable museum and collections management experience.

For an informal discussion, please telephone Dominic Ivaldi on 01590 614654

To apply for this position please download an application form from our website at http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/careers . Alternatively please email recruitment@beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 614681 if you would like an application form posted to you.

Closing Date: Tuesday 18 June at 12 noon

Interview Date: Wednesday 3 July 2019

Please quote reference number V143

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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.