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    Looking for a plan chest

    Hello there, We are looking for a plan chest to house some original and reproduction maps. The largest size we have is 130 x 92cm so anything bigger than this would be ideal! We are based in Winchester but are able to collect if further afield! Many thanks indeed, Clare

    Posted by: Clare Mitchell
    on 13-10-2017

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    Display cases

    Could anyone recommend a company that supplies museum quality display cases?

    Posted by: Miranda Charalambous
    on 14-09-2017

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    Display cases

    Could anyone recommend a company that supplies museum quality display cases?

    Posted by: Miranda Caralambous
    on 14-09-2017

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    Display cases

    Could anyone recommend a company that supplies museum quality display cases?

    Posted by: Miranda Caralambous
    on 14-09-2017

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    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software

    Does anyone have any experience of purchasing CRM software and if so, do you have any advice to give? We've been advised that we need to look at using such a system but have no idea where to start with our research! The New Forest Centre is a small/medium size museum and we want to buy something that's appropriate to our needs. Any advice/information would be much appreciated.

    Posted by: Hilary Marshall
    on 01-08-2017

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    Staff Training Providers

    Hello everyone, can anyone help by sharing the details of the training providers you use to train staff in DSE and/or manual handling? Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

    Posted by: Alex Flinn
    on 15-06-2017

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    Anything Roman please.

    I am an archaeologist working in the education sector, bringing history to life in schools. I am setting up digs at Bodiam & Horam in East Sussex at the moment. I have been very lucky to have had artefact donations from Fishbourne Roman Place and Sussex Archeology but am still in need of Roman era artefacts, including native ware and pre-Roman flint tools to complete our stratigraphies. Am willing to travel anywhere in the South East to collect, do you have anything I can take off your hands please? Check my web site out at www.dig-it-history.uk or at www.facebook.com/dig-it-history Kind regards, Ross J Atabey 07941 315214 ross.atabey@gmail.com

    Posted by: Ross Jehan Atabey
    on 06-06-2017

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    Maintenance of humidifiers/de-humidifiers

    We are looking to get new quotes for the servicing of our environmental control equipment and wondered which companies everyone was using?

    Posted by: Katy Ball
    on 30-05-2017

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    Experience of using MODES Compact

    The museum I mentor is about to upgrade their MODES license - but they are undecided on if to move to MODES Complete or MODES Compact. Do you use MODES Compact? If so, please get in touch to share your experiences with us?

    Posted by: Corina Westwood
    on 21-04-2017

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    Victorian Curate's Costume needed

    Dinosaur Isle Museum will be holding an inaugural walk on the Isle the Isle of Wight at Brighstone village on Saturday May 27th, to celebrate the life of the Revd William Fox, Victorian curate of the local church and a famous dinosaur collector. For the walk I would like to be able to borrow a curates long coat, waistcoat and shallow hat. Iā€™m 5ā€™10ā€ tall and have a hat size of 57.5cm. The picture of Fox was taken in his garden about 1870 and shows what I am seeking. Any help appreciated please. Trevor Price, Community Learning Officer. Dinosaur Isle Museum Trevor.Price@IOW.gov.uk

    Posted by: Trevor Price
    on 12-04-2017

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    Musuem Case Item Numbers

    Hi All, I am trying to source some small cube or tent like numbers for our display cases to help people identify items. I can currently only find one supplier http://www.dauphin.co.uk/ - does anyone know of others? Any help appreciated.

    Posted by: Helen Ellis
    on 09-03-2017

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    School Loan Boxes

    Do you offer a school loan box service? I'm interested in finding out if in the last 2 years demand for your boxes have: a) risen b) fallen c) stayed the same A simple a,b or c answer is fine, but add more information if you have the time and would like to! We're looking at introducing a revamped loan box service but would very much like to assess demand in the context of other Museum's experiences. Thank you in advance for your help.

    Posted by: Felicity Wood
    on 07-03-2017

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    Sharing your experience of loans

    Would anyone be happy to share their experiences of National or International loans with me? We are developing our strategy. If so, please could you email me: curator:chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

    Posted by: Maria Esain
    on 06-03-2017

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    Has your museum run a social media project?

    We are looking for a Community Social Media Facilitator to work with a small group of adults new to social media, to record and share the 'behind the scenes' story of Westbury Manor Museum. If you have any contacts who may be interested in a copy of the brief please let me know or share the following link with them https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/freelance-opportunity-community-social-media-laura-bullivant?trk=prof-post Thanks

    Posted by: Laura Bullivant
    on 27-02-2017

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    Looking for a display case

    We are looking to borrow / buy a display case that allows the display of small to medium sized objects. It needs to be lockable and ideally a deep table top case. We need for an exhibition in April.

    Posted by: Charlotte Parsons
    on 10-02-2017

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    Survey: Museums and Creative Industries

    What kind of collaborations exist between museums and creative industries throughout Europe? The 10 minute survey by NEMO's Working Group Museums and Creative Industry is open until 19 February 2017. https://webanketa.com/en/forms/64t3ae9q6wqk6s9pc8w64d9k/

    Posted by: Lucy Marder
    on 10-02-2017

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    Donation box needed

    The Cole Museum of Zoology would like to have a donation box. However looking online most of the commercial boxes seem to be very expensive. Does anyone have an old one that we could reuse and re-brand? thank you!

    Posted by: Amanda Callaghan
    on 31-01-2017

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    University of Portsmouth History Society - Cultural & Heritage Careers Fair

    Hello one and all!

    Working with the Mary Rose Museum, the University of Portsmouth History Society are running a Cultural & Heritage Careers Fair for students that are soon to Graduate. In order to get a broad range of information from across the various roles available in Culture & Heritage we're looking for recently graduated individuals who would be happy to attend and speak with students from across Hampshire about their experience in their fields.

    The Careers Fair is going to be held at the Mary Rose Museum, and will include free access to the Museum for the attendees.

    The event is scheduled for Wednesday 1st March 2017 between 14:00 and 16:00.

    If you're interested in attending, please contact both:
    a.watson@maryrose.org
    grace.weltch@myport.ac.uk

    Thanks!

    Posted by: Andy Watson
    on 27-01-2017

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    Trying a mobile app at outdoor cultural heritage sites

    Hello, I'm a PhD student in the school of computing/ the university of Portsmouth. I'm doing a research on using mobile technology for learning from cultural heritage sites. I have developed a mobile app based on my research to be used at outdoor cultural heritage sites, I would like to run an evaluation session with experts of cultural heritage to try my app out. my application is a location-based service, which pushes a notification when be close to an attraction. I was wondering if you could help me with this please? thank you very much, looking forward to hear from you.

    Posted by: Alaa Alkhafaji
    on 27-09-2016

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    Volunteering Dissertation

    Hello I am a Geography undergraduate student at the University of Exeter and I am trying to gather some data for my dissertation. I am looking at volunteering, with specific reference to the heritage sector. I would like to get as many viewpoints as possible on the topic, so I have created an online survey with Survey Monkey. It is very short and gives me an idea about why people choose to volunteer. Here is the link - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/M3F6L5B - please fill it out if you have the time. Thank you!

    Posted by: Katie
    on 31-08-2016

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    Adding LED lighting to old wooden cases

    Does anyone have experience of re-lighting an old case with LED or fibre optic lighting? I wondered if we could just buy a strip on the internet and have a competent electrician to fit it in or is there more to it?

    Posted by: Maria Esain
    on 17-08-2016

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    Anyone else experiencing moth problems?

    Hello, We have recently found clothes moths in some of our historic rooms and in the store rooms. I would be interested to know if anyone else is having the same problem or has dealt with this in the past and some advice. Thank you.

    Posted by: Maria Esain
    on 27-07-2016

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    Animal Fur/Skins wanted

    Hello, We are trying to source some duplicate animal furs/skins for outreach sessions. If anyone can help with where to source these items or any museums are deaccessioning any, please do let me know. Thank you.

    Posted by: Rebecca Gazey
    on 18-07-2016

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    Looking for a display case

    We are looking for a display case that allows the display of small to medium sized objects, either a vertical one or, preferably, a deep table top case. We aim to have a small (supervised) display in a new welcoming area at the local railway station that would give a taster of local history and draw people to the museum and gallery.

    Posted by: Kathrin Pieren
    on 28-06-2016

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    Call out ā€“ can you help Made by Katie Green with our research on caves, mines and underground spaces?

    From 2016, we will be researching a new dance piece designed for performances in caves and underground spaces called Beneath Our Feet, and we would like you to help us.

    People we would love to hear from: Anyone with a connection to caves, mines and underground spaces.

    We’re particularly interested to hear from miners and cavers. More info here - http://madebykatiegreen.co.uk/blog/post.php?s=2016-05-29-call-out-can-you-help-made-by-katie-green-with-our-research-on-caves-mines-and-underground-spaces

    Posted by: Katie Green
    on 14-06-2016

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