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Invitation to consider surplus electrical museum objects

SSE's Museum of Electricity in Christchurch, Dorset closed last summer.  A project is underway to safeguard the collection, including the development of a catalogue published online (currently under development) and a future programme of travelling exhibitions so that the collection can be shared with a wider geographical population.

A key part of the activity has been a collections review. During this work, a large number of surplus objects have been identified in the 200m2 attic of the Museum.  They are now under consideration for rationalisation, after a  check against the main collection.  These duplicates comprise a wide range of electrotechnical materials and domestic/consumer appliances.

The museum is in the first instance restricting the offer of objects to established not-for-profit UK museums and university or other public collections during March 2014.

The museum now invites interested museums to visit the Museum without commitment to consider whether any of the surplus material in storage may be better used at your museum/s, and to express an interest in any objects you would like to transfer to your collections.

The visits will take place in two phases:

3-4 March 2014: Accredited museums only

10-13 March 2014: Non-Accredited museums may visit

All visits must be by appointment (as the museum is not regularly staffed) and during normal office hours. Light refreshments will be available.

To book your appointment or for any further informaiton, please contact Dr John Beckerson, / 07502 207873
Please include details of your name, your museum, mobile phone number, and approximate time of arrival (am or pm and date).

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