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Rural Museums Network Development Study vacancy

On this post you find attached an advert for a consultant/worker to undertake a primarily desk-based review of RMN’s current activities and make recommendations regarding our future development. This work is being commissioned following discussion by the RMN committee and the detailed … Continue reading

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Rural Museums Network Annual Conference 2015

Annual Conference 2015 The Preservation and Interpretation of Historic Farm Buildings   The Rural Museums Network annual conference for 2015 will be held in Scotland on 20th and 21st May. It is being hosted jointly by Urras Achadh an Droighinn/The … Continue reading

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Settling House settles into new museum home

The Settling House or Counting House from the old cattle market in nearby Bury St Edmunds has been removed, restored and is now on show as an exhibit at the Museum of East Anglian Life at Stowmarket. Click here for … Continue reading

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2014 AGM and Conference

The theme for this year’s Conference was larger and working objects in museums.  On Wednesday 14th May we met at the S.E. Davis Collection at Astwood Bank near Redditch. Tim Bryan of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, Skills for the Future … Continue reading

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Digitising the Agricultural Heritage Distributed National Collection

The RMN is pleased to announce that it will be putting records from the AHDNC online. Over the next few months Isobel Keith will be preparing records for inclusion on Culture Grid, the digital UK collections resource operated by Collections … Continue reading

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Steam ploughing tackle on the move!

A steam ploughing cultivator and harrows have recently been transferred from the Museum of Lincolnshire Life at Lincoln to the Museum of East Anglian Life at Stowmarket. The equipment was surplus to requirement at Lincoln, but just what MEAL needed. Both … Continue reading

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New home for rare threshing machine

A rare threshing machine that was at the Vale and Downland Museum at Wantage, Oxfordshire has been given a new home at the Brown and May Trust at Devizes, Wiltshire. The machine was made by Nalder and Nalder of East Challow, … Continue reading

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Farmers on Film

The farming community has long been a rich subject for photographers seeking to record rural life without nostalgia or sentimentality, and in recent years the subject has also received attention by documentary film makers such as Testimony Films.   The … Continue reading

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Fringe Meeting at MA Conference

Conference delegates will have an opportunity to catch up with the Network’s recent activities and plans at a fringe meeting of the Museums Association Conference and Exhibition on Thursday 8th November 12.30 – 14.00. http://www.museumsassociation.org/conference/fringe-meetings-conference-2012

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Rural Museums in the Museums Journal

Two members of the Network receive attention in this months edition of the Museums Journal. Louise Grey interviews The Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton for the series on UK specialist collections, and Jane Weeks reviews the new Abbot’s Hall displays at the … Continue reading

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