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 took 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. 

Delegates joined us for tea break sessions between 8-23 October and heard speakers examine how rural collections and rural sites responded 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 were run on the Zoom platform and were free to members and non-members.

For more information on each session held, 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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