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FREE Collections Skills Workshop in Exeter by the Collections Trust

Collections Trust LogoWorkshop: User-focused collection management, 8th March 2016, Royal Albert Memorial Museum (Exeter)

Free to anyone who manages collections in small/medium-sized museum (click here to book). The greatest threat to museum collections is irrelevance. As part of its grant-funded work for ACE, the Collections Trust (CT) is running six workshops that consider how user-focused approaches to collection management can make museums more sustainable. Through problem-solving discussion, the aim is for each participant to identify some practical actions they can take back at their museum, and some ideas for their own personal development. Read More…

Posted February 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm


Clayworks! Project Wins Heritage Lottery Fund Support

Wheal_Martyn_LogoWheal Martyn Trust is delighted to announce that it has secured initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its Clayworks! Project at Wheal Martyn Museum near to St Austell.

The museum is the UK’s only China Clay museum, as well as the Scheduled Ancient Monument which makes up a large proportion of the site, the Trust owns and looks after a large collection of items associated with the china clay industry. Today the museum, which is sited on 26 acres of land, offers visitors the opportunity to explore the China Clay industry with interactive exhibits, historic buildings, working structures and marked trails; it also offers a view into a working pit.

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Posted February 12, 2016 at 9:00 am


Museum Freecycle Founder launches world’s first online bookstore specialising in museum books

museum bookstoreCaroline Keppel-Palmer, Founder of the social enterprise Museum Freecycle, has launched Museum Bookstore (http://www.museumbookstore.com/), an online store specialising in exhibition catalogues and museum guides from across the globe. Museum Bookstore is the first online store specialising in exhibition catalogues and museum guides.

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Posted February 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm


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