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
Details of a new vacancy:
National Motor Museum Trust
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 email@example.com 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
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
There can be few projects or people in European and British maritime and industrial heritage preservation who have not benefited in some way from the life and work of John Robinson who was greatly loved across the entire maritime and industrial heritage community.
John passed away in 2018 and to honour his memory, the Maritime Heritage Trust and ABTEM have organised a memorial lecture to be held in London at HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment London on Monday 8th April 2019. The event will run from 1.30pm to 15.45pm. and will feature a keynote from Sir Neil Cossons, and contributions from John’s brother Terry Robinson, Andy King (ABTEM), Hannah Cunliffe (National Historic Ships UK) and the Maritime Heritage Trust.
To book a place at the lecture please visit:
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)
‘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/
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