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    Bus Tours

    We are a 3 year young museum and want to get on the bus tour itineraries. Does anyone know how we get our information to the right people? And does anyone want to join with our Gulfport, MS Museum on an itinerary? We are a super fun, FREE admission Model Railroad Museum. Thank you!!

    Posted by: Katherine M Sutton
    on 18-04-2019

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    Dehumidifier advice

    Can anyone recommend a dehumidifier model for our small museum (Dorchester Abbey Museum, Oxfordshire) store (containing boxed artefacts, educational materials and documents/maps) to replace one which has become unreliable. The store is unheated, and space limited, so it would need to be small, but with reasonable capacity to enable weekly checks without cutting out due to water overload.

    Posted by: Margot Metcalfe
    on 20-03-2019

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    Racking/shelving needed

    Hi all, We need to upgrade our racking/shelving for large framed and unframed pictures. Does anyone have metal racking/shelving they no longer need? Something like pallet racking would be ideal. Many thanks, James Ford Longleat House

    Posted by: James Ford
    on 26-02-2019

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    Mount

    Hi all Can anyone recommend a specialist mount maker for a complex object (Roman bronze cauldron)? Ideally someone not a million miles from Guildford as the object is fragile and I don't want to send it far. Thanks :) Catriona (at Guildford)

    Posted by: Catriona Wilson
    on 06-02-2019

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    Table top display cabinet

    The Hockey Museum in Woking, Surrey, is looking to borrow a table top display cabinet for our latest exhibition. We'd need to loan it for about 8 months. The dimensions needed are about 1m x 1.5m. The height doesn't really matter; something like minimum 25cm high. If you think you can help, please contact editor@hockeymuseum.net

    Posted by: Shane Smith
    on 07-02-2018

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    WW2 Gas Masks - removal of asbestos filter

    We have a rather large collection of gas masks including infant ones and I have been informed that they may contain asbestos within the filter section. Does anyone have any experience of or know anyone who can check them for us and remove if necessary.

    Posted by: Lyndsey Thompson
    on 05-01-2018

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    Venue Partner in Winchester

    Hello Have you got a lovely space and would you like to co host a meditation event with us? We have an adult colouring to live music practise, Music and Mandalas and we are looking to apply for grant funding to offer this in Winchester. We would like a beautiful accessible space with the use of tables and chairs as well as help promoting the event. We offer a really special creative mindfulness practise and the opportunity to bring people to your venue.

    Posted by: Meta
    on 07-12-2017

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    Lighting/sound suppliers?

    We are looking to upgrade our lighting in two areas on site, namely the cellar and Tudor Kitchen. We are looking to create the atmosphere of a Tudor kitchen as well as generally upgrade the lighting. We are also looking for a supplier that can create "sounds" to give the effect of a working kitchen. Does anyone have any suppliers they could suggest?

    Posted by: Sally Guile
    on 28-11-2017

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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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