Category Archives: Day’s Out

Encountering Corpses.

Museums, in order to achieve accredited status, must adhere to correct standards and policies. Alongside this it is essential to address the ethics of dealing with certain collections items. Collection items such as human remains. The conversation is an interesting … Continue reading

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Birds, a film set and fixing the world.

For this post I am briefly going to recap four projects from the past month. 1. Whilst reintroducing the pieces of the Vernon Park collection to the stores I came across a box of exotic birds that were merely identified as ‘birds’ on their corresponding records … Continue reading

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Moving on up: Secrets of the successful museum career. #MOU2014

On February 6th, I had the amazing opportunity, thanks to Museum Development North West, to attend the Museum Association’s ‘Moving on up: Secrets of the successful museum career’ (MOU) event held at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). Luckily for … 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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MA Conference Liverpool 2013. #Museums2013

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

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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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