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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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Abbot’s Hall Reopens

Congratulations to the Museum of East Anglian Life on the reopening of Abbot’s Hall following a £3m HLF supported refurbishment. Read more about the museum.

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St Fagans Development

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.

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AGM and Conference at Acton Scott

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

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Professor Alexander Fenton

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

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The Power of the Plough

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

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Training People in Heritage Skills

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

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‘Ten Years On’ report published

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.

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Progress at MEAL

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.

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