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 distributed fresh off the press. We discussed digitising Distributed National Collection data and formally established a ‘DNC working group’ to help with this process. We also saw the working draft of the new RMN website that will be more interactive, having social media links.
David Viner updated the members on some of our disappearing museums and collections, and Ollie Douglas talked about ‘A Sense of Place’ – MERL’s Esmee Fairburn project. Mike Turner, the Farm Manager gave us a brief account of developments over the last few years at Acton Scott, including building the superb timber framed events room in which we met. We are very grateful to Mike and the staff at Acton Scott for making our meeting so memorable and