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Seminar programme public

  1. 1. Working machines: how, why and is it 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 Monument Fellowship Project. ‘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 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 Van Schaardenburgh (Coventry Transport Museum) 2.15 - 2.25 – Questions to panel speakers 2.25 - 2.45 - Group discussion. How and when to repair or replace parts? When to go static? Is that better than 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. 3.30 - Finish

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