National Museums NI (Ulster Transport Museum) are offering a number of cars for disposal to other Accredited museums. They include a 1972 VW Beetle, 1964 Fort Cortina and a 1949 Triumph Renown. The vehicles are offered free of charge but interested parties would be expected to arrange and pay for transportation. Further information can be provided on request.
Please contact – Hannah Crowdy, Head of Curatorial, National Museums NI
028 9039 5161
The full list is:
NMNI_Cars for Disposal_02.09.19
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)
News of a new post being created at the Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford:
“An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Haynes International Motor Museum for a Head of Collections and Interpretation to join the Senior Executive Team. The successful candidate will manage the Collections Department and lead the delivery of an ambitious and forward thinking strategy. The role’s responsibilities cover the full spectrum of collections focused activity including the day-to-day management of the collection, collections documentation, conservation, the delivery of education programmes and both temporary and longer term exhibitions & displays. The adoption of sector best practice will be at the heart of this work in preparation for an eventual Accreditation application.”
Further information about the vacancy can be found at: https://www.haynesmotormuseum.com/jobs/head-collections-and-interpretation
News of a new job vacancy at Coventry Transport Museum:
Collections Care Technician
The museum is advertising a fantastic and rare opportunity for an experienced vehicle maintenance technician with a real passion for the history of the motor vehicle and their conservation. As the successful candidate will be spending a significant amount of time working on the conservation, restoration and maintenance of historic vehicles, held by Coventry Transport Museum on behalf of Coventry City Council.
Working as part of a team of technicians, and under the supervision of the Curator of Vehicles & Motorcycles, the suitable candidate will be required to utilise their detailed knowledge of the workings of modern and historic motorised vehicles. Undertaking research, developing and maintaining records on the collections, and ensuring we meet the required standards for our designated collection, both as part of our displays as well as in museum stores.
The closing date for applications is: 15th January 2017
More information from: http://www.transport-museum.com/join_and_support/work_at_the_museum.aspx
As part of a collections review Coventry Transport Museum have identified reserve items that could be offered to other museums on loan. Potential borrowers need to be aware that the item must go on public display and loans must be for a minimum period of 2 years up to maximum of 5 years.
The vehicles available include: Austin, Daimler, Hillman, Humber, Jaguar Morris, Riley Rover and Triumph cars and commercial vehicles.
For a full list and further details on specific vehicles (as condition does vary from vehicle to vehicle) please contact: Elisabeth Chard-Cooper, Coventry Transport Museum, 02476234282 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Motoring SSN member the Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford – the new £35 million redevelopment which includes a brand new entrance, cafe and exhibition spaces was unveiled at a special event on Wednesday 16th April.
More details about the museum can be found at: http://www.haynesmotormuseum.com/