Monthly Archives: September 2013

Find it Friday! – Week 19.

For this week’s Find it Friday we are not only going to venture in to the collection, but also deep into the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. This is the extrusive igneous rock, Obsidian. Obsidian is formed when silica rich lava cools … Continue reading

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Tours, Trips and Ghosts.

As you may or may not be aware the Curatorial Services where I am based stores the collection items for a number of sites in the Stockport area. At the weekend two of the sites opened their doors for Heritage … Continue reading

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New Approaches to Collections Rationalisation. #MaSorted

On September 11th I travelled down to London from Manchester to a seminar held by the Museum Association at the Royal College of Surgeons titled ‘Sorted: New approaches to collections rationalisation.’ There were speakers present from UCL Museums, the MA, … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 18.

Earlier this week I heard (probably somewhere on Twitter actually) someone say that as a child they suffered from Marie Curie syndrome, of which I was hugely concerned about, after all, we all know the ill fate of Curie, this syndrome … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 17.

There was no Find it Friday! – Week 16 as I was off for the week but I am going to make that up to you with an amazing object this week and the story of how it played its part in … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures. PART 2.

(Read Part 1 HERE.) 3: Salford Museum and Art Gallery. In 1850 Salford Museum opened as the Royal Museum and Public Library; it was the first free public library in the United Kingdom. Its popularity was so high that at … Continue reading

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Visitors to the Collection.

I am not the only Heritage Lottery funded (HLF) trainee currently in Stockport. There are various others in different areas and locations including the libraries, countryside management, building conservation and museum technician; as well as my own role in museum’s … Continue reading

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