Two Heritage-lottery funded heritage engine traineeships are being advertised at:
Closing date 18 February 2014 with a start date of 1st April.
ABTEM now has a Twitter feed: @abtemuseums – why not follow us and keep up to date with the association and events in the museums and heritage sector.
Coventry Transport Museum are looking to recruit a full-time Collections care Technician to join their team that conserve, prepare for display and transport the collection in support of the Museum’s objectives and ambitions. The job requires conservation of the static and display collections to museum standards and sympathetic maintenance of the running collection.
More details are available at: http://www.transport-museum.com/gettinginvolved/WorkAtTheMuseum.aspx
Here is a YouTube clip showing the museum recently visited by the Association for its Autumn seminar.
The sad news has been announced that John Snell, one of the early pioneers of the railway heritage movement has passed away. John was involved with the Talyllyn Railway from its earliest days, and was the fireman on the first train to run on the Talyllyn under preservation. He subsequently worked for London Transport, British Railways and for 28 years as the General Manager of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
See the TR web site: http://www.talyllyn.co.uk/news/john-snell-1932-2013
Following a Museums Association report on the 8th January that appeared to imply that as a result of further government cuts, there would be reductions in funding for museums, the Arts Council has issued further guidance to clarify the position and reassure the sector that funding will be maintained.
More details are available at the AIM web site: http://www.aim-museums.co.uk/article/museum_development_funding/