This week the Greater Manchester Museums Group (GMMG) have been here in Stockport photographing some of our objects. For what and why I will explain in a specific blog post next week. But for now I can tell you this, an … Continue reading
Posted in Find it Friday!, Uncategorized
Tagged breast bone, Collections, Curatorial Services, find it friday, gmmg, greater manchester museums group, horse boots, Museum, scolds bridal, Stockport, stockport story museum, vernon park
There has been a lot going on the past two weeks and most of that has been training or talking about training. On November 11th/12th I attended the Museums Association’s annual conference, which this year was held at the BT … Continue reading
Posted in Day's Out, HLF, Natural History, Training
Tagged BT conference centre, Collections, Conservation, Curatorial Services, HLF, liverpool, MA, MA Conference, Manchester, Manchester Museum, Museum, Museums Association, museums2013, Natural History
On Monday and Tuesday I attended the Museums Association annual conference held in Liverpool. Over the course of these two days I attended ten seminars and lectures addressing various aspects of museum life. One of these lectures was entitled ‘Dead Zoos‘. Dead … Continue reading
Of all the sites the Curatorial Services oversee at least two cover the history of World War II; the Air Raid Shelters and Stockport Story Museum. We have a number of collection objects here in relation to that time, mostly … Continue reading
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Tagged 1939–45 Star, Army, Atlantic Star, Collections, connections, Defence Medal, family, George VI, Grandad, Italy, Italy Star, Museum, museums, Nanna, Navy, Stockport, World War II
On the 29th of July I started a project that, if you have read earlier posts or if you follow me on twitter you will know, I have been talking about constantly since I began, and this will not be … Continue reading
Posted in Vernon Park
Tagged Collections, Conservation, Curatorial Services, Earth Science, fossils, Geology, Mammoth, Manchester, MODES, Museum, Natural History, Palaeontology, restoration, Stockport, Taxidermy, vernon park
It was Halloween yesterday! Happy Halloween!! Halloween can be a great time for museums as if in the right context, the right lighting or with the right objects they can be very eerie places! My greatest fear in life began … Continue reading
Posted in Egyptology, Find it Friday!
Tagged 31st century BC, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Egyptians, Collections, Curatorial Services, Egypt, Egyptian Gods, Egyptian language, find it friday, glyph, Gods, Halloween, hieroglyphic text, hieroglyphics, Horus, limestone, Manchester, Manchester Museum, mummy, Museum, Nemty, Nile, Stockport, symbols, vernon park