ABTEM’s autumn seminar ‘REVIEWING SIGNIFICANCE – AN INTRODUCTION’ will be held at the Brunel Museum in London on Wednesday 22nd October.
A very topical issue for industrial and transport museums, assessing the significance of our collections is increasingly being recognized as a key part of strategic collections management, and an essential prioritising resources. Significance statements are also vital for applications for grant funding and for ensuring stakeholder support.
The seminar will discuss some of the tools available to help transport and engineering museums assess the significance of their collections, their current and potential use, and their care and preservation conditions and will also include relevant case studies.
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This seminar is made possible by Arts Council England Subject Specialist Network funding.
At around 11.00pm last evening (27/08) the inner foyer of the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull was broken into and a large amount of the Museum’s trophies & TT replicas stolen.
Each of the Museums trophy cabinets was smashed causing substantial damage to the displays.
Many of the trophies and TT replicas have little “scrap” value but are unique and irreplaceable as part of this countries Motorcycling Heritage.
Because of the historical importance of these trophies the National Motorcycle Museum will be offering a substantial award of £20,000 for information which leads to the safe recovery of these important artefacts.
Anyone with any relevant information is asked to contact West Midlands Police or the National Motorcycle Museum on 01675 443311 or e-mail Museum Director James Hewing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Museum has re-opened as normal this morning.
The date of the STICK (Scottish Transport & Industrial Collections SSN) Annual Conference has been confirmed as 18 October 2014.
Titled ‘The Scottish Diaspora:International Mobility of Industry, Technology, Ideas, Products, People’ the conference will be held at the McManus Collections Unit, Dundee
Speakers & topics will include:
Mark Watson, Historic Scotland, ‘Dundee Jute and the French Connection’
Dr Douglas Harper, ‘Bridges in Nepal: The Aberdeenshire Connection’
John Martin, ‘The Brewing Archive, Scottish Brewing: International Links’
Dr Miles Oglethorpe, Historic Scotland, ‘Glasgow Cranes: the Japanese Connection’
Meg Luckins, ‘Scottish Ironworking: the Russian Connection’
Refreshments, including a light lunch, will be served.
Ticket price: £12, payable on the day. Places must be booked in advance.
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