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Author Archives: Ken Coley
Plans to redevelop St Fagans National History Museum have received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Museum’s ambitious and comprehensive ‘Making History’ project has received HLF Stage 1 funding. Read more about the project.
The RMN is very pleased to publish The Power of the Plough by Sally Ackroyd and Judith Carruthers. Being large items ploughs are awkward to accommodate, and nowadays few people fully understand the differences between one and another or how they … Continue reading
On Thursday 24th May the Network held the 2012 AGM at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Church Stretton. Following the business of the AGM we heard from Sally Ackroyd about her publication ‘The Power of the Plough’ and copies were … Continue reading
Professor Alexander Fenton, the acknowledged leading expert on Scottish rural life, has died. During his long career he was Director of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, the School of Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and of … Continue reading
Two years ago the Rural Museums Network successfully bid to the Museums Association Effective Collections programme to run a ploughs project. The second stage of the exercise has been to consider and review the surprising number of ways that museums interpret … Continue reading
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, and the Museum of East Anglian Life have just completed the first six months of a Heritage Lottery Funded project to train people in a range of heritage and craft skills. The project will run for … Continue reading
The Network is very pleased to publish the report Rural Museums: Ten Years On. It was written by Hilary McGowan following an approach to the Network by the Museums Libraries and Archives Council.
Tony Butler is interviewed for an article on recent developments at the Museum of East Anglian Life in the July/August 2011 edition of the Museums Journal.
The 2011 AGM was held on 10 May at Melton Carnegie Museum. The museum reopened late last year after major investment in new displays and facilities, and it proved to be a superb venue. Following the officers’ reports we were … Continue reading