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:
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
Consultation on Larger & Working Historic Objects Guidelines
ABTEM is please to announce that the draft of a new publication ‘Guidelines for the Care of Larger and Working Historic Objects’ is now available for comment. The document has been prepared on behalf of the Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums by the International Railway Heritage Consultancy (IRHC). The guidelines cover stationary engines, industrial machinery, road vehicles, aircraft, railway vehicles, ships, boats and other working items.
The new Guidelines will be available in January 2018 and will be widely publicised and promoted, including through a programme of seminars in February and March.
The Guidelines will replace Standards, first published by the former Museums & Galleries Commission, that have been used widely by specialists and non-specialists alike since they were first published in 1994.
The project is supported by a £47,645 grant from the Arts Council England through their Museum Resilience funding stream.
Contact Efstathios Tsolis of IRHC (email email@example.com) for a copy of the consultation document .
The deadline for this consultation is Friday 29th September 2017.