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Big Stuff Webinar 27th September- The Pros and Cons of Wet Steam Lubrication

Join us in helping the UK’s Science and Industry Museum (Manchester) work out whether wet steam lubrication is right for their steam engines!  

Register here.

The Details 

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/ 

Money & Medals Network Zoom Event : Planes, Trains And… Numismatics?

The Money and Medals Network is hosting a Zoom event titled Planes, Trains and… Numismatics? on Wednesday 29th September 2021.

The Money and Medals Network exists to build and develop relationships between UK museums with collections of coins, medals, banknotes, tokens and associated numismatic objects. Training days featuring seminars led by contributors from local and national museums are being provided across the UK with a view to sharing knowledge and expertise. Numismatic support networks can then be set up as a result of these training sessions.

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Money and Medals Network is now running online training sessions on a variety of topics.

Session moderated by Henry Flynn, the British Museum

Booking is essential – to register email mmn@britishmuseum.org

Programme of events:

10:00 – Welcome and introductions

10:10 – Introduction to transport-themed numismatic collections and their storage, Henry Flynn, Project Curator: Money and Medals Network, the British Museum

10:45 – Coventry Transport Museum numismatic collection, Megan Nass, Curator (Cycles & Transport Objects), Coventry Transport Museum

11:15 – BREAK

11:30 – An introduction to London Transport Museum and its numismatic collections, Ellie Miles, Documentary Curator, London Transport Museum

11:45 – Coins, medals and the Brunels: telling the story at the SS Great Britain, Tim Bryan, Director of Brunel Institute, SS Great Britain Trust

12:15 – BREAK

12:30 – National Railway Museum numismatic collection, Ed Bartholomew, Lead Curator, National Railway Museum

13:00 – Magnificent mini medals: a community engagement project during lockdown, Daniel Ball, Outreach and Engagement Officer, Army Flying Museum

13:30 – Q&A, Final chance for questions/comments based on the morning’s events

14:00 – END

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

 

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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ABTEM SEMINAR AND AGM ANNOUNCED

Following on from two successful and sold out seminars launching ABTEM’s ‘Guidelines for the Care of Larger & Working Historic Objects’ this event provides an opportunity to hear more about the new document and hear case studies illustrating the issues faced by those conserving and operating and industrial transport collections.

Speakers include Paul & Joyce Jefford, case study contributors to the Guidelines, Christopher Binks from the National Railway Museum and Efstathios Tsolis who as part of the International Railway Heritage Consultancy helped compile the new document.

The event is hosted by the London Museum of Water and Steam and so there will also be case studies from John Porter (LMWS) and Peter Turvey (Kennet & Avon Canal Trust highlighting the issues most relevant to those operating stationary steam engines as well as the chance to look around the Museum and speak to the volunteer team there.

The meeting will also include the ABTEM Annual General Meeting.

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

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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LAST CHANCE TO BOOK FOR FREE EVENT AT BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM!

The British Motor Museum is organising a free seminar on Wednesday 7 March, titled ‘The Open Road’: Resilience, Participation and Engagement: learning and sharing good practice’.
The event is a day giving people the chance to see how the Museum has benefited from Arts Council Museum Resilience funding and see what it has achieved since 2015.
Inlcuding a keynote from Wendy Parry, the Museum’s Relationship Manager at Arts Council England, presentations will include sessions on the introduction and use of costumed interpreters in a museum setting, community engagement activities and lessons learned from the Museum’s lifelong and formal learning programmes as well as how the visitor experience has been enhanced.
Participants will also have the chance to see the Museum and its award-winning displays.
Travel bursaries of up to £100 are available and lunch is provided!
Places can still be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/resilience-participation-engagement-learning-sharing-good-practice-tickets-41043508238?aff=es2
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Free Event Focussing on Participation and Engagement in Museums

The British Motor Museum is organising a free event on Wednesday 7 March, titled ‘The Open Road’: Resilience, Participation and Engagement: learning and sharing good practice’.
The event is a day giving people the chance to see how the Museum has benefited from Arts Council Museum Resilience funding and  what it has achieved since 2015.
Beginning with a keynote from Wendy Parry, the Museum’s Relationship Manager at Arts Council England, presentations will include sessions on the introduction and use of costumed interpreters in a museum setting, community engagement activities and lessons learned from the Museum’s lifelong and formal learning programmes as well as how the visitor experience has been enhanced.
Participants will also have the chance to see the Museum and its award-winning displays.
Travel bursaries of up to £100 are available and lunch is provided!
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For further information please contact julie.tant@british motormuseum.co.uk
To book a place, visit:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/resilience-participation-engagement-learning-sharing-good-practice-tickets-41043508238?aff=es2

AIM LAUNCHES ‘PREPARING TO PROSPER SEMINARS

The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) is launching ‘Preparing to Prosper’: a new publication that will help museums use the AIM Hallmarks to benefit their organisation, at seminars this winter.

The events are in London (6 December), Birmingham (17 January) and Edinburgh (30 January).

There is a great line up of speakers and lots of time for networking and discussion with colleagues. Refreshments are included. More information and booking: http://bit.ly/2xmod94

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One Week to our Spring Seminar!

There is still time to book a place for our spring meeting ‘Overexposure – Caring for objects that have to stay outside’!

Our meeting, being held at Wheal Martyn Museum in Cornwall on Friday 16th June will have as its focus, the trails and tribulations of looking after museum exhibits that have to stay outside, and the issues in caring for and conserving them.

There is an interesting mix of speakers and there will be the chance to tour the museum.

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The event is FREE and runs from 10.30am until 4pm

To book a place, please visit: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abtem-spring-seminar-overexposure-caring-for-objects-that-have-to-stay-outside-tickets-33816141991

Deadline for final bookings: Thursday 16th June

For further information about the event, please contact Andy King (andy.king@bristol.gov.uk)