Thursday 3rd March
Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Queen Street, Burnley, Lancashire
9.30 am – 4.15 pm
If you are involved in the management of an industrial heritage site in public ownership, or are a local authority professional with responsibility for an industrial heritage site, this free symposium – supported by Historic England and Museum Development North West – is for you.
Many industrial heritage sites in local authority ownership are potentially in line for transfer to community groups/charitable trusts. What should you consider before taking on an industrial heritage site in this way? How does the process work? What are the legal responsibilities, and how can you develop a resilient and sustainable future for your site/organisation in the future?
With speakers from organisations including Historic England, The Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and the South Tynedale Railway Preservation Trust, the programme will include practical ‘how to do it’ presentations and additional case studies collectively examining all aspects of the topic. The day will conclude with a workshop session offering participants the opportunity to explore particular questions and issues they may wish to raise.
During an extended lunch break, there will also be a guided tour of Queen Street Mill (the last surviving mill of its kind to survive complete with its machinery).
9.30 am Arrival and Coffee
10.00 am Welcome and introduction Ian Bapty, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Lynsey Jones & Kaye Hardyman, Museum Development North West
10.15 am Thinking about Asset Transfer: Possibilities and Pitfalls Ian Bapty, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
10.50 am Making it Work: Skills, Funding and Community Engagement Michael Guy, Historic England
11.25 am Making it Work: Experiences of Rescuing Historic Buildings [TBC] Edward Holland, Holland Heritage
12.00 pm Questions/Discussion
12.15 pm Lunch and Networking
12.45 pm Guided tour of Queen Street Mill Philip Butler, Lancashire Council Museums Service
1.30 pm Reconvene for the afternoon session
1.35 pm Case Study: The South Tynedale Railway Experience Brian Craven, South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society
2.10 pm Case Study: Achieving Sustainability at the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust John Hamshere, Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust
2.45 pm Questions
2.55 pm Tea
3.15 pm Workshop: Achieving Successful Asset Transfer for Industrial Heritage Sites Facilitated by Ian Bapty, Lynsey Jones & Kaye Hardyman
4.00 pm Conclusions and Summary
4.15 pm Close
To book a place visit the eventbrite page.
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, Historic England and the Heritage Lottery Fund are together organising a Conference to mark the European Year of Industrial Heritage. The conference will take place in Manchester on 1st & 2nd December at The Museum of Science & Industry.
The conference will explore the theme of re-use of industrial heritage, bringing together the public, private and community sectors to debate key issues and showcase best practice.
- Day One will look in to the role of the public sector in encouraging the creative reuse of industrial heritage and commercial opportunities presented by historic buildings, with a focus on creative industries, development and regeneration uses. It aims to connect with businesses, investors and local/national decision makers.
- Day Two will explore opportunities to develop new uses and engage with commercial partners to leverage investment and funding with a focus on not-for-profit groups, community organisations, heritage sector partners and historic building owners.
Confirmed speakers for the event include Chief Executives of the three conference partners and Manchester City Council, international speakers from Germany and the Netherlands, senior representatives of DCLG/BIS, Sheffield City Council, Northern Ireland’s DoE, The Guardian, Second Home, Igloo Regeneration, Urban Splash, The Architectural Heritage Fund and several community-led organisations.
Further details and booking information is available here
The Princes Regeneration Trust annual conference is being hosted this year in partnership with Historic England and Heritage Lottery Fund on the 1 & 2 of December in Manchester at MOSI.
Confirmed speakers so far include the Chief Executives of the three conference partners and Manchester City Council; international speakers from Germany and the Netherlands, senior representatives of DCLG/BIS, Sheffield City Council, Northern Ireland’s DoE, The Guardian, Second Home, Igloo Regeneration, Urban Splash, The Architectural Heritage Fund and several community-led organisations.
The conference will explore the theme of re-use of industrial heritage. The event will be split into two days with slightly different focus:
• Day One will explore the role of the public sector in encouraging the creative reuse of industrial heritage and commercial opportunities presented by historic buildings, with a focus on creative industries, development and regeneration uses. It aims to connect with businesses, investors and local/national decision makers.
• Day Two will explore opportunities to develop new uses and engage with commercial partners to leverage investment and funding with a focus on not-for-profit groups, community organisations, heritage sector partners and historic building owners.
You can now find conference details along with how to book on the website: http://ih2015.org.uk/
9th July 2015, 10am-3.15pm
Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Ulverston
Places are still available on this training day looking at caring for large working objects. The day includes a site tour of Stott Park Bobbin Mill. Speakers are:
- Chris Smyth, ABTEM – update on the scoping study to review the MGC Standards for the Museum Care of Larger & Working Objects
- Ian Bapty, Industrial Heritage Support Officer, Historic England – caring for large working objects
To book a place click here
MDNW and the Historic England-funded Industrial Heritage Support Officer are facilitating three day-long events in 2015 to support industrial heritage museums and sites in the North West region. The days will include introductory training and information sessions on key topics. They will also be an opportunity for groups and organisations to get together, exchange information and explore the potential to work together and better share resources and experience.
Care of large working objects – 9th July 2015, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Ulverston. To book a place Click here
Marketing to your audiences – 17th September 2015, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland. To book a place Click here
Engagement and interpretation – 8th October 2015, Anson Engine Museum, Poynton. To book a place Click here
Arts Council England have published their latest annual report on the PRISM fund Annual Report 2013-14. The PRISM Fund (Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material) provides grants towards the costs of acquisition and conservation of objects important in the history and development of science, technology and industry
Previous annual reports are available for download from the Arts Council website here: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-funding/apply-for-funding/prism/prism-annual-reports/
ABTEM Late Spring Meeting
Museum of Liverpool
Friday 26th June 2015
11am – 4.00pm
Our latest seminar will concentrate on developing and working with new, existing and hard to reach audiences and will include a session supported by colleagues from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The HLF strategy is titled ‘Making a Difference for Heritage and People’ – in the larger, Heritage Grants projects, applicants demonstrate how they intend to make a difference for people through the delivery of an Activity Plan, often the key document in a second round application to HLF.
ABTEM members have reported challenges in understanding the process of activity planning and what is required. In this interactive session Jo Reilly, Head of Participation and Learning and the lead on activity planning at HLF will talk through the HLF guidance, share others’ experience and good practice, and answer any questions. She welcomes communication in advance if there are particular topics you would like to see covered – email: Diane.La.Rosa@hlf.org.uk
The seminar will also include some case studies from museums that have developed community and lifelong learning projects that will hopefully provide inspiration and ideas for museums and collections of all sizes. There will also be the opportunity to spend time looking at the award-winning displays at the Museum of Liverpool.
To book a place on this FREE seminar, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abtem-late-spring-seminar-tickets-16934884696
Hello, my name is Constantin Dubois Choulik, I am a French artist and photographer, working in industrial heritage sites.
In 2013, I have worked in Germany, in the Ruhrgebiet and other areas, in places belonging to the ERIH network, to produce the “Postcards From Limbo” photographic project.
Today as of 2014, I am preparing a new similar project focusing on the UK’s Northwest sites of industrial heritage.
I am looking for partnerships and contacts to help me finance this project. Eventually, the images would be shown in a still undefined exhibition space.
Feel free to contact me – many thanks for your help.
Thursday 23rd October 2014
National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port
10:00 – 15:15
About the day
The Museum Development Officers in the North West and the English Heritage funded Industrial Heritage Support Officer have been facilitating three day long events in 2014 to support industrial heritage museums and sites in the North West region.
The days have included introductory training and information sessions on key topics (including volunteering, health and safety and fundraising) and have also been an opportunity for groups and organisations to get together, exchange information and explore the potential to work together and better share resources and experience. A possible output following on from the 2014 events is to put in place a permanent self-help network for industrial heritage sites in the region.
The last event at will focus on fundraising and resilience, and will also include a site tour and wider networking and discussion. The day is free and we very much hope you can attend and get involved.
10:00 Arrival and coffee
10:30 Welcome and introduction – MDNW Museum Development Officers, Ian Bapty (Industrial Heritage Support Officer) English Heritage
10:45 Introducing the National Waterways Museum – site tour with a focus on fundraising
12.00 Resilience through networks and partnerships – the European Route of Industrial Heritage, Jonathan Lloyd, ERIH UK Co-ordinator
12.20 Initial ideas on an industrial heritage network, 2015 onwards – what would you like to see? MDNW Museum Development Officers, Ian Bapty (Industrial Heritage Support Officer) English Heritage
13:30 HLF funding for industrial heritage sites Rebecca Mason, Development Officer, Heritage Lottery Fund
14:00 Fundraising and resilience Q&A session
14:40 Summary of industrial heritage network plans, MDNW Museum Development Officers, Ian Bapty (Industrial Heritage Support Officer) English Heritage
To book a place please visit our eventbrite page
The Ironbride Gorge Museum Trust
Saturday 18th October
This event, organised by Ian Bapty, Industrial Heritage Support Officer for England http://industrialheritagesupport.wordpress.com/the-industrial-heritage-support-officer/ will be a practical overview, very much focussed on the particular issues and challenges of industrial heritage sites, and is intended for both relevant local authority staff and members of groups who may be considering taking on such assets. Speakers include Sir Neil Cossons and Ian Morrison (HLF).
For further information about this event please contact Ian Bapty firstname.lastname@example.org