Tag Archives: Museum

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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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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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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Find it Friday! – Week 34.

A few months ago I wrote an article for Stockport & District Heritage Magazine. Being in a curatorial role and currently part of Stockport’s collection team I took this opportunity to explore one of my favourite pieces in the collection with a history … Continue reading

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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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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 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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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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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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