Museum History
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1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994National policy for museums anticipated / The Department of National Heritage is carrying out a study to decide on a national policy for museums.
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Special events bring in the visitors / Although the visitor numbers were poor, the attendances at the special events were good: The Traditional Food Fair was sponsored by the Observer Newspaper Series. Wool and Wood was run in association with the Sussex Downs Conservation Board with the assistance of Michelle Green and Bob Green. The Heavy Horses was attended by 3000 visitors. The Building Conservation Fair launched master classes in association with the Joint Centre for Conservation and Management, Gerard Lynch run a class sponsored by the Black Horse Agencies. Virginia Lyon was show secretary for the Rare Breeds Show, Robin Page presented the trophies and the show was sponsored by The West Sussex Gazette, the National Westminster Bank, Cyanamid of Great Britain, Stride and Son and the Worshipfu; Company of Woolmen among others. The History Re-enactment Workshop came to Pendean. Alan Waters staged a charcoal burn and Ken Galton made hurdles. The Novice Sheepdog Trials were supported by Deosan, Goodrowes \\
1994/10Magazine Vol. 5 No. 13 / October 1994Events Diary / The main events in the winter are: Steam threshing day and "Rats and Bumfreezers"; 2 Goodwood Country Park walks led by Gary Couper; Christmas Shopping day; Tree Dressing; Carols; Trundle Country Walk led by Gary Couper; New Year opening; Charlton village walk led by Richard Pailthorpe, half-term opening; East Dean Landscape and Legend walk led by Richard Pailthorpe.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Friends to hold first Annual Conference. / The Friends will hold their first Annual Conference on 29/30 April. It will start with dinner in the Vicar's Hall, Chichester with music by Cavatina. There will be a field trip to Up Waltham and Stag Farm, and a lecture by James Ayres
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Practical Milling Weekend Course / A course on milling will be held on 10/11 September
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Roy Armstrong / Chris Zeuner writes an obituary of Roy Armstrong, the Founder, who died on 19th October 1993
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Special events programme larger than ever / Special events planned for 1994 include: Traditional Fod Fair, Heavy Horses, Rare Breeds, Novice Sheepdog Trials, Children's Activity Weekend , History Re-enactment, Working Woodland Craft Weekend, Wood and Wool Day, Steam Threshing etc.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Museum prepares a forward plan / A forward plan has been prepared by the staff and will be discussed with Friends and volunteers
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Sponsors / Sponsors last year included: Bartholomews of Chichester Ltd. , Colorama and Whitby's of Chichester, Chichester Tractors, Cyanamid (UK), Deosan Ltd. Goodrowes of Chichester, International Distillers and Vintners (UK) Ltd. , Karova Farms, National Westminster Bank, Portsmouth Printing and Publishing Plc (Chichester Observer), SCATS, Stride and Son Ltd. , Wakeford Hotels of Worthing, West Sussex County Council.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Sponsorship for 1994 / Sponsors in 1994 include: Carringdales (Bognor) Ltd. , for the publicity leaflet; Portsmouth Publishing and Printing plc, for the Traditional Food Fair, Nationwide Building Society and Chichester Tractors, for Heavy Horses; West Sussex County Council and Southern Publishing Company, through its paper Country Extra, for a Downland Celebration; Bartholomews of Chichester Ltd. , for conservation of the James Hendry collection of photographs.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994The Way Ahead / Sir James Waddell writes a note about the need to keep constantly in mind the changing aims of the Museum
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994River Lavant overflows its banks / The Lavant overflowed, causing floods in the villages and Chichester, but not affecting the Museum.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Museum's countryside activities expand / The Museum's involvement with countryside activities and the Goodwood Country Park are expanding. Gordon Beningfield will be here at the Downland Celebration in May to sign copies of his pictures. On 16th August we will celebrate St Roche's Day. On 5th June cyclists are invited to trace Cobbett's Rural Ride from Up Waltham to Singleton. An Iron Age Day is planned with the Butser Ancient Farm. Gary Couper, a Sussex Downs Conservation Ranger, will repeat his guided walks. Richard Pailthorpe has produced interpretation panels within the Country Park's boundaries covering the Trundle and local history. The panels were designed by Graham Butler and sponsored by British Telecom
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Effective use of our education resources / Geoff King describes his problems as Education Officer and wants to use places other than Bayleaf and Getting to Grips. The pictures include Mike Tighe talking to children about the mill, and Michael Hickling in Bayleaf.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Joint Centre for Heritage Conservation and Management / The 1994 programme of the Joint Centre for Heritage Conservation and Management includes 5 courses at Bournemouth University, 2 at the Lime Centre, 5 at the Centre for the Conservation of the Built Environment, 10 at the Museum.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Your Museum Needs You! / Bob Powell is planning a small temporary exhibition on the work of the Woman's Land Army. Help required.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Museum's rationalisation benefits our collections / As a result of other museums reviewing their collections we have gained some new items including a large Sussex Waggon on loan from Worthing Museum and some fine 17th century panelling from Horsham Museum.
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Promoting the Museum further afield. / A report on the promotion of the Museum in other places given by Chris Zeuner, Richard Harris, Richard Pailthorpe and Bob Powell
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Reigate Project / The next stage in Reigate is the completion of the floors, and installation of the Petworth painters' equipment. Fagus Anstruther Memorial Trust have granted
1994/3Magazine Vol. 5 No. 12 / March 1994Friends Events / Friends' events include: spring tour to Plymouth, AGM, visits to Ightham Mote; Frith Hill Gardens, Northchapel; Luton Straw Hat Museum; Chatham Historic Dockyard. St Peters at the Museum. [All these are advertised separately]
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