Author Archives: Hannah Jackson

Networking – The Power of People

As part of the Rural Museums Network Reap the Rewards grant, a series of seminars was organised to promote the RMN, a Specialist Subject Network. This event on 4th February was in Rutland, England’s smallest County, at Rutland County Museum … Continue reading

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Trial and Error the Key to Successful Interpretation

In January I attended a Reap the Rewards seminar at Beamish open-air museum, which tells the story of life in North East England. We were met at the reception inside a former train station building. From here, we took a … Continue reading

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Seeking Solutions and Finding Support

Rural Museums network meeting 21/01/2020 and visit to Sain Ffagan Amgueddfa Werin Cymru – St Fagans National Museum of History It was a lovely day, clear skies, cold but dry and sunny with no wind. Apparently Wales was breaking barometer … Continue reading

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Connecting to Collections

The Reap the Rewards programme is an amazing opportunity for individuals interested or involved in museum collections. Multiple venues throughout the country allows for a unique insight into regional variations on the theme of Agriculture and Rural Community. From water … Continue reading

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“Windrows to the Past” – Reap the Rewards, South West

When I first heard about the RMN seminar, I saw it as an excellent opportunity to build relationships between rural museums and to discuss potential solutions to common challenges. I am a Collections Assistant at Dorset County Museum, so I … Continue reading

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Sowing the Seeds of Confidence at Reap the Rewards Yorkshire

I attended the Reap the Rewards event at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton Park. It was a day that I had been looking forward to, as the field of rural collections isn’t something I have a specialist background … Continue reading

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Taking the Aggravation out of Agricultural Collections!

At Staffordshire County Museum I find our collection of agricultural machinery and tools quite overwhelming. It’s not a subject area I feel confident in. Agriculture and farming is an important part of Staffordshire’s history, so it’s a key collection but … Continue reading

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Save the date! 2019 Annual Seminar & AGM

Save the date! The annual seminar of the Rural Museums Network will take place on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th October 2019 at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North in County Durham. Join us on Sunday 6th October and … Continue reading

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Understanding Rural Networks – Freelance project opportunity

The Rural Museums Network (RMN) is delighted to have been awarded funding from Arts Council England’s Subject Specialist Network Fund to deliver the ‘Understanding Rural Networks’ project. RMN is seeking to engage a freelance worker to help deliver a programme … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – CIMA: Past and Future Agricultures

From 20 to 23 July 2020 the Museum of English Rural Life will play host to the Congress of the International Association of Agricultural Museums, AIMA. Please consider submitting a proposal and feel free to share this information far and wide. … Continue reading

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