The programme has been announced for the 2018 World Forum for Motor Museums which is being held at the British Motor Museum and Coventry Transport Museum between 3rd and 7th September.
More than 25 speakers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the USA and the UK will be sharing their knowledge and expertise in a programme packed with content covering everything from income generation to vehicle conservation and much else. The four themes of resilience and sustainability, collections, engaging audiences and motor museums for the 21st century are illustrated with presentations and debate.
Full details of the programme are now available at wfmm2018.org including information about conference hotels and how to book a place.
The deadline for the ‘Early Bird’ rate for delegate fees has been extended by one week to 6th July – details on the wfmm2018.org web site.
News of a new job vacancy at Coventry Transport Museum:
Collections Care Technician
The museum is advertising a fantastic and rare opportunity for an experienced vehicle maintenance technician with a real passion for the history of the motor vehicle and their conservation. As the successful candidate will be spending a significant amount of time working on the conservation, restoration and maintenance of historic vehicles, held by Coventry Transport Museum on behalf of Coventry City Council.
Working as part of a team of technicians, and under the supervision of the Curator of Vehicles & Motorcycles, the suitable candidate will be required to utilise their detailed knowledge of the workings of modern and historic motorised vehicles. Undertaking research, developing and maintaining records on the collections, and ensuring we meet the required standards for our designated collection, both as part of our displays as well as in museum stores.
The closing date for applications is: 15th January 2017
More information from: http://www.transport-museum.com/join_and_support/work_at_the_museum.aspx
As part of a collections review Coventry Transport Museum have identified reserve items that could be offered to other museums on loan. Potential borrowers need to be aware that the item must go on public display and loans must be for a minimum period of 2 years up to maximum of 5 years.
The vehicles available include: Austin, Daimler, Hillman, Humber, Jaguar Morris, Riley Rover and Triumph cars and commercial vehicles.
For a full list and further details on specific vehicles (as condition does vary from vehicle to vehicle) please contact: Elisabeth Chard-Cooper, Coventry Transport Museum, 02476234282 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org