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Seminar programme public

  1. 1. Machines in the collections: how to work them, why and is it really worth the hassle? Date: Thursday 17th of October 2013 Venue: events suite Thinktank, Millennium point, Curzon Street, Birmingham. Programme 10.00 - 10.15 Arrive and tea and biscuits. 10.15 - 10.20 Welcome and introduction to the day. 10.20 - 10.45 A brief introduction to Thinktank’s MF project: Significance, deciding how to work museum objects. 10.45 - 10.55 'Standards in the Care of Larger & Working Objects' for the sector and how you can be involved .a presentation by Tim Bryan (Gaydon Motor Heritage Centre). 10.55 - 11.05 How do you look put your collection in a regional significance, a presentation by Philip Butler on the North West Textile Industry mapping project. 11.05 – 11.35 Group discussion. How to make the guidelines fit for purpose and can you assess significance? 11.35 – 12.00 Group feedback and questions to the panel. Can one set of guidelines be relevant for all types of working collections? 12.00 - 1.00 Ways to interpret working machinery. What do you tell the public led by Nazia Ali. Practical session. 1.00 - 1.45 Free lunch (including cake). 1.45 - 2.15 Working with collections in different ways. 3 presentations by: 1- Janet Small (Black Country Living Museum). 2- Irene DeBoo (Sarehole Mill). 3- Christiaan Vanschaardenburgh (Coventry Transport Museum). 2.15 - 2.25 Questions to panel speakers. 2.25 - 2.45 Group discussions. How and when to repair or replace parts. When to go static? Is that better then working them? 2.45 - 3.15 Working coffee break, feedback on discussions and final questions to panel. 3.15 - 3.30 Closing thoughts from the day.

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