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    Roman Brick and Tile

    “Fishbourne Roman Palace is undergoing a disposal of Roman brick and tile from their collections, using the Museums’ Association’s “Disposal Toolkit” as a framework for the process. If your museum has an educational or display need for fragments of Roman brick and tile then please contact Rob on coafish@sussexpast.co.uk outlining what you need, how it will be used and confirming your museum’s Accreditation status”.

    Posted by: Rob Symmons
    on 02-05-2017

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    Winchester AMA Support Group

    The Winchester AMA Support Group The Winchester AMA Group began late in 2016, as a few members of staff at Winchester's Military Museums in Peninsula Barracks began to undertake our AMA's. While there are other regional support groups, we wanted to offer an alternative group that was centrally located for us due to varying commutes and work commitments. We do have a link to the Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire Support Group, and are welcome to attend their meetings as well as sharing updates and news from the wider region and the Museums Association. If you are thinking of or currently are undertaking your AMA, then feel free to pop along and join us for one of our meetings. We meet on a monthly basis at Winchester's Military Museums at 2pm, dates varying. If you are interested in joining us or want to find out more about the group, please email Bianca Taubert at curator@agcmuseum.co.uk

    Posted by: Bianca Taubert
    on 22-02-2017

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    4 panels exhibition regarding the conservation issues of crested macaques (Macaca nigra),

    I am a research assistant and MRes student at the University of Portsmouth (Department of Psychology), and I am passionnate about outreach activities with the public. I have created a 4 panels exhibition regarding the conservation issues regarding the crested macaques (Macaca nigra), an endemic primates species of North Sulawesi, Indonesia, and how implemeting an education programme (Tangkoko Conservation Education, created in 2011) in this area can positively impact the local population to protect the macaques. I have already shown this exhibition at the University of Surrey and the Owl and Monkey Haven in the IoW last year). This exhibition is usually coupled with a presentation and movie, and a discussion about how us, as occidental people, we can do our bit to protect the environment.

    Posted by: Mathilde Chanvin
    on 18-11-2016

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    Vertical hanging plan chest

    Vertical Plan chest free as long as the recipient arranges removal from HMS Warrior It is a vertical hold chest and measures 76 cm wide, 41 cm in depth and 105cm high, its metal with a lid and is lockable. Please see internal photo attached.

    Posted by: Anna Bowman
    on 24-10-2016

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    Flyer Rack

    Hi Everyone, We have a 5 tier flyer rack available for free if anyone would like it. Collection only from the Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Birchington-On-Sea. Dimensions : 19" wide x 24" tall x 11" deep. Please contact Abby - shop@quexmuseum.org / 01843 842168

    Posted by: Abby Wise
    on 18-10-2016

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    Introducing the Winchester AMA Support Group

    Hello All, As some of you may know, Winchester Military Museum's is a group of six regimental museums located in Peninsula Barracks, near the train station. With so many museums on site, and a few of the staff either currently undertaking our AMA's or about to embark on this journey, we thought it would be an idea to create a support group. We are aware other support groups already established, but with most of us commuting from far and wide, we wanted to offer an alternative group, that was centrally located for us. We have recently established a link to the Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire Support Group, and hope to share updates and news from their group and the Museums Association, and vice versa. If you are thinking of, or currently, undertaking your AMA, then feel free to pop along and join us for one of our meetings. We meet on a monthly basis, usually the first Wednesday of the month @ 2pm, in the AGC Museum. (This is subject to change, so please check the date of our next meeting.) If you are interested in joining us or want to find out more about the AMA from people who have already signed up, please email Evie Collins assistantcurator@the-rifles.co.uk I look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully meeting you soon! Evie

    Posted by: Evie Collins
    on 29-09-2016

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    High Quality Mobile Racking Needs Good Home

    Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank (at Wakehurst Place, nr. Haywards Heath) needs to urgently clear 16.5 bays of high quality mobile racking, originally installed by ‘Britannia Storage Solutions’ 10 years ago.

    • 15 double sided mobile carriages, 6 metres long (6 x 1 metre bays) and 6.03 metres wide.
    • Height including carriage 3.45 metres. Top 0.66 metre is removable.
    • 13 shelves (height adjustable).
    • Width of each carriage 1.05 metres
    • Depth of shelf 0.5 metre, width of shelf 1 metre.
    • Raised floor system with flush rails and flush drive chain.
    • 1.5 static units, with the same format as above.
    • One set of lockable steps included.

    All units in A1 condition, even when fully loaded very easy to move. Please reply to this post and I can send details for the contact at Kew and a second photograph.

    Posted by: Rowan Wallis
    on 23-08-2016

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    FREE Office Furniture & Equipment

    Hi - one of your colleagues alerted me to this forum, so I thought I would post our details. Collecteco works with companies and other organisations to donate unwanted, good quality office furniture, equipment and materials to good causes (and what could be a better cause than a museum I hear you say!!!). We have just completed a project in Southampton and have a store in Eastleigh, but work across the country (our HQ is in Bristol). We work with allsorts of different commercial premises, so if your organisation needs office furniture, equipment or materials, then please send an email to wishlist@collecteco.co.uk and we'll send details if we have it or let you know if it on the horizon with a project starting soon. We are looking to donate to good causes, so the kit is free of charge! Also, please do let us know if your organisation needs help rehoming furniture and equipment

    Posted by: Steve Sliney
    on 16-05-2016

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    Tyvek costume bags

    Free to a good home The Museum of London have the following used, Tyvek costume bags available, free of charge, to regional museums who can collect them: 49 Jacket sized bags, 40 dress sized bags, 3 evening dress sized bags, 1 large Tyvek sheet, 1 small Tyvek sheet.

    Posted by: Libby Finney
    on 19-01-2016

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    Mobile Shelving System Looking for New Home

    A mobile shelving system comprising of five roller units with front turning handles is on offer from Kew Gardens. The dimensions of each unit are as follows: Height (H) = 2050mm Width (W) = 750mm Depth (D) = 1050mm The system sits on a 3750mm (front to front) x 3150mm (back to back) x 25mm (thick) raised timber platform. Kew are looking to find it a new home ASAP, preferably by the end of December 2015. If you are interested please email Rowan Wallis at the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC who will pass on details for the contact at Kew. info@sustainablebusiness.org.uk

    Posted by: Rowan Wallis
    on 22-12-2015

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    Work Experience in museums

    At Brading Roman Villa we have students on work experience every week. I think that it would be good for museums to work together to develop a programme for students so that we achieve high quality learning outcomes without each of us having to do it all ourselves. I taught for 25 years and know what is needed and have a programme for this museum. I am willing to share this with others and ask for any suggestions on what you do

    Posted by: Spencer Brown
    on 10-11-2015

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    Reaper-Binder Canvases Looking for New Home

    We have about 10 canvases for a reaper-binder machine (which we don't unfortunately have!). So we are now looking for anyone with a reaper-binder machine who would like to have the canvasses as part of their collection. If you know of anyone please let us know, or pass the word along. Thanks Neil Neil Aplin Trustee White Mill Rural Heritage Centre The Causeway Ash Road Sandwich Kent CT13 9JB 07900 531284 neil@latitude28.co.uk www.whitemillheritagecentre.org.uk www.facebook.com/whitemillruralheritagecentre www.twitter.com/whitemillmuseum www.flickr.com/photos/whitemillheritagecentre

    Posted by: Neil Aplin
    on 13-05-2015

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    Tips on running Museums at Night events

    If your museum would like to discuss how best to plan and market events as part of the Museums at Night festival (13-16 May and 30-31 October 2015) please give me a call at any time! I'm the Campaigns Officer here at Culture24 and I should be able to give you some guidance and point you in the direction of helpful resources, partnership offers or case studies. My direct line is 01273 623336 - looking forward to talking to you.

    Posted by: Rosie Clarke
    on 27-03-2015

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    Jigsaw of Africa

    We have a table top jigsaw puzzle of Africa - free for anyone to have. Collection only from the Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington-On-Sea. Dimensions : 117cm deep x 87cm wide x 51cm tall. Please contact Abby or Claire - shop@quexmuseum.org / 01843 842168

    Posted by: Abby Wise
    on 04-02-2015

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    Exhibition and Project Planning help offered

    I am a retired project manager and have considerable experience in training project management skills. If you would like help scoping out your exhibition or event and developing a project plan please let me know. I can run training day for teams or provided one to one help to an individual. Please contact me for more information or to discuss.

    Posted by: Jenny Crawford
    on 25-01-2015

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    Museum mentoring...

    Hi I am taking the first steps into the world of Museum Mentoring and wondered if there were any museums in the south-east currently looking for a mentor, or who may be interested in a mentor in the near future? I would be looking to support museums in their journey towards accreditation or in supporting a museum making their accreditation return (particularly those looking at meeting the requirements of the updated standard in their next return). My particular skills are in the area of collections management and governance, and in policy and procedural development. I live in Hampshire and work in London and would be available for meetings and email/phone contact over weekends and at pre-planned times during the week. I have worked in both local authority museums in charitable trusts, and am currently the Collections Manager for the Society of Antiquaries of London (www.sal.org.uk), managing a mixed collection of art and archaeology. My particular skills are in the care of archaeological and art collections, and archaeological deposition, as well as in strategic forward planning, collections care and in the coordination of research interests to promote collections(pimping out our portrait of Richard III being the most recent example)! Please do get in touch if you are interested - I am happy to provide a CV.

    Posted by: Anooshka Rawden
    on 20-01-2015

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    Experienced History teacher offers Roadshow / Presentations on an array of topics

    I am a teacher of some 36 years experience in teaching History and am the founder of a World War 1 Museum at my school that currently has an extensive and highly acclaimed collection of artefacts relating to the experience of men on the Western Front. I also have a significant interest in a range of other topics which I am happy to present on. As a Longbow archer in my spare time, I have a profound interest in that which may well be of use to organisations who are doing something to mark the centenary of Agincourt. In much the same way, I am happy to present a talk on the Battle of Waterloo, which also celebrates its centenary. Our Museum at school also has an extensive array of artefacts relating to the period of the Viking attacks on Wessex....that too is something I would be happy to share. At present,I live fairly centrally,in the Romsey area of Hampshire. Stephen Whelan Head of History St Edward's School

    Posted by: Stephen Whelan
    on 06-01-2015

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    Glass display case

    Sevenoaks Library has a glass display cases to give away. It is around 1m 80cm high and 40 cm wide. If interested, please contact Janet Davies or Phil Hodkisson as soon as possible at Sevenoaks Library, on 01732 585300. Janet can also be emailed at janet.davies@kent.gov.uk

    Posted by: Carol Griffiths
    on 17-12-2014

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    Museum Mentor Available

    I have recently been approved as a Museum Mentor and would like to offer my services to any museum who think I could help. I have a mainly archaeological background and have good experience in developing collections management policies and procedures. If you are looking for a mentor then please get in touch so we can work out if I can offer the help you need. Rob (coafish@sussexpast.co.uk)

    Posted by: Rob Symmons
    on 14-10-2014

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    Increasing Donation Box Intake

    I am researching how to increase intake in museum donation boxes as part of my degree at Cambridge University. I am gathering data from museums to analyse, and I am happy to share what I learn with you.

    Are you willing to contribute data to the study? Please send:

    1.Name of Museum, a phone number and contact person

    2.Most recent one year of data available (by month if possible):

    a.Intake from donation boxes

    b.Number of visitors

    3.A museum floor plan with donation boxes marked (this can be a rough sketch if unavailable)

    4.Photo of boxes from each door to the room I will need data from as museums as possible in order to have an accurate analysis

    The attached flyer also lists the 4 items that I am collecting. The deadline for submission has been extended to 4 July.


    Please contact me if there is anything you would like to discuss. THANK YOU. I am looking forward to learning what this data has to tell us.

    Posted by: Jayne Franck
    on 27-06-2014

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    Display Case available

    I have an Edmonds Case available to anyone who can take it away. 1600 x 600 x 1900mm. All four glass panels removeable. Internal lighting. For collection from the Booth Museum, Brighton

    Posted by: John Cooper
    on 04-06-2014

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    Does your museum need oral history inteview training?

    I have just set up a team of volunteers to run an Oral History project at St. Barbe Museum in Lymington. We have been blessed with a volunteer who has helped us get set up on the equipment side of things, but we are in need of some training for interviewing. I am looking for another local museum to join us in putting in a bid for a Training Bursary from the Hampshire Solent MDO. Who wants to join us?!

    Posted by: Lianne Warner
    on 16-04-2014

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    Pedestal Top Cases Available

    Two ‘armoured’ glass display cabinets available free to collect from The Rifles Collection, Peninsular Barracks Winchester for any museum that may have a use for them. They were gifted to The Rifles from The National Army Museum where they had been used in The War Horse Exhibition last year to cover medal groups and associated items on top of a pedestal mounting. The Rifles Story does not have a use for them. It is the glass case only there are no pedestals with them. Cases are 40x75x50 & 40x75x45. If any museum feels they are interested in these cases, can you please contact me at The Rifles on curator2@the-rifles.co.uk . Major (Retd) R K Yuill RIFLES BA(Hons)/Exhibitions Curator/ Rifles Heritage Collection

    Posted by: Rob Yuill
    on 04-04-2014

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    Sharing our experience of achieving Accreditation

    Hello, I thought I'd also offer something as well as asking for things! As we have recently become fully Accredited, I would be very happy to share the experience with any small museum thinking about applying. We can also help with our experience of writing a Disaster Plan. Please contact curator@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

    Posted by: Maria Esain
    on 21-03-2014

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    Archaeology/History research books for disposal from Maidstone Museum

    Please take a look at this list of archaeology / history research books we are looking to dispose of from Maidstone Museum. Please see this list of archaeology/History research books - If you are interested in any, please contact me SamanthaHarris@maidstone.gov.uk ASAP. They will be given for free (or a small donation if anyone is willing), on a first come first served basis, if you are able to arrange collection yourselves. If you are not interested yourselves but know of any other public education body/library that may be interested, please feel free to circulate the list to them or forward their details to me.

    Posted by: Sam Harris
    on 03-03-2014

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