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Update – Just checking in…

A lot has been going on since I finished my Heritage Lottery Funded training – I’ve attended a few conferences, notably Paranumismatica training with Museum Development North West at Manchester Museum and The Un-Straight Museum with Homotopia at The Museum … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 39.

The redevelopment of Stockport (Story) Museum is, of course, going to highlight some famous, iconic or influential names when thinking of who comes from Stockport and who helped shape it in to the town it is today. This is a … Continue reading

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11 questions to a museum blogger for #MuseumWeek

I have been nominated by Claire Miles, HLF trainee curator in Natural History at the Manchester Museum (read her blog HERE) to answer 11 questions about being a museum blogger, a chain blog started during #MuseumWeek on Twitter. So, here … Continue reading

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Meeting Foxes and Badgers at the library.

As mentioned in an early post (or two), we are currently at the beginning of a redevelopment of one of our sites; Stockport Story Museum. At the moment this museum explores medieval, Victorian and relatively recent times in Stockport. This means that a lot of … 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 28.

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

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Find it Friday! – Week 26.

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

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Find it Friday! – Week 14.

As most of my time recently has been spent sorting through the Vernon Park Natural History collection, mentioned in various previous posts now, and since the bulk of that has been Geology in one form or another up to now, … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 13.

Today, the 16th of August, is Madonna’s birthday. So, in celebration and for this weeks Find it Friday I thought we could have a look at a collections item that is very much in relation to Madonna, in fact it … Continue reading

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Museum Minute

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to feature on Museum Minute’s ‘Meet a Museum Blogger’. I was very honoured to be a part of this. Check out Museum Minute HERE. And my little interview HERE.

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