Monthly Archives: December 2013

Find it Friday! – Week 31.

Christmas is upon us! And because of this, could this weeks Find it Friday have been anything but festive themed? Of course not. We have over 1000 Christmas objects in our collection and most of these are Christmas cards. This … Continue reading

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Creepy Crawlies in the collection.

The core of collections management is basically, looking after the objects, making sure they are stored, preserved and their quality is conserved in a safe and effective way. Ideally, this means NO BUGS. Pests in museums are extremely hazardous, there are … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 30.

Vernon Park Museum was purpose built in 1860 when two Stockport MP’s James Kershaw and John Benjamin Smith each gave £500 towards Stockport Museum being built within the grounds of Vernon Park. Smith had purchased 47 paintings during his grand … Continue reading

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Site visits to Staircase House, Bramall Hall and Hat Works.

Although the parts of the collection that are not currently on display are kept in stores off site of the actual museums and heritage sites, where the curatorial staff are based, the objects on display often need to be moved … Continue reading

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Our Connected History – GMMG

As I mentioned in Find it Friday! – week 28 , the Greater Manchester Museums Group (GMMG) were here last week. The GMMG is a partnership of eight Museum Services in the North West; Stockport, Salford, Oldham, Bolton, Bury, Tameside, Rochdale and … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 29.

On this day, December 6th, in 2006 NASA revealed photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor that suggested the presence of liquid water on Mars! So, in honour of this today’s Find it Friday is a celebration of the exploration of and the … Continue reading

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