Events

The Rural Museums Network operates a number of events and activities for members, aimed at promoting opportunities to share skills, knowledge and examples of best practice.

Forthcoming opportunities can be founded listed on this website.

Cultivating Change in Rural Collections 8-23 October 2020

An historic image of a bull with the slogan "Take the bull by the horns"

Image credit: The Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading

Since 2020 is all about change, the Rural Museums Network is taking the bull by the horns this October, delivering an online Conference for people who work with rural life collections that delves into some of our greatest concerns and looks for practical solutions and support.

Join us for tea break sessions between 8-23 October to hear speakers examine how rural collections and rural sites can respond to global environmental issues, Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter, as well as how the RMN supports people to get the best out of their collections.

These sessions will be run on the Zoom platform and are free to members and non-members.

For more information on each session, click on the links below:

8 October 2:45-4pm – RMN AGM (2:45-3pm) followed by Rural Places and the Great Beyond: Techniques for Linking Local Environments with Global Histories

9 October 3-4pm – How to Reap the Rewards with the RMN

16 October 4-5pm – Coronavirus in the Countryside: Rural Museums’ Responses to Covid-19 and Lockdown

23 October 3-4pm – Why Black Lives Matter in the British Countryside 

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Farm Explorer tractor-trailer at the National Museum of Rural Life (c) National Museums Scotland