Museum History
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1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Out of the wood show. / A new event will be the Out of the Wood show in September
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Overcoming another hurdle / A picture of Andrew Hodby carrying hazel hurdles.
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Spring cleaning / A picture of Christine Holder cleaning the Market Hall
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997News in brief / Plans are afoot to provide special tours in National Environment Week in May. Albert Peacock continues to make thatching spars. The Sussex Downs Conservation continue to use our horse equpiment for extracting timber from Duncton Hill. Sue Shave wants volunteers to help her when Singleton Cricket Club celebrates the 250th anniversary of women's cricket. We supplied a contractor on the Thames with willow wattle. Richard Murdoch will run a repeat of his workshop on lead casting.
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Loading the kiln / A picture of Alan Waters and Nick Conway loading the charcoal kiln.
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Hands on! & Court Barn / Picture of a boy learning how to use a pole lathe. The Worshipful Company of Plumbers and the Lead Sheetr Association have produced a new centrepiece (in memory pf Henry Baker), built by Broderick Structures Ltd with copper donated by the Copper Association. Richard Murdoch covered the pitched roof with lead sheet
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Friends News / Lisa Neville is appointed Membership Secretary. The treasurer, Mike Doran, is retiring. Chys Crinall has taken over the task of Victorian teacher from Valerie Singer. Thanksgiving Service for Virginia L:yon at Singleton Church on 5th April, followed by AGM. The Spring tour to Durham and Northumberland, including Beamish, is fully booked. Visits to Chiltern Open Air Museum; Michelham Priory and Firle Place; Bateman's, Burwash, and Great Dixter; Highgrove Gardens. Autumn expedition in a horse drawn narrow boat with commentary by Chris Hawkins. Picture of Junior Friends pond dipping.
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Repairs at the millpond / The mill race has had major repairs. The heron has returned , but 30 cormorants were less welcome. The Pevensey wind pump needs restoration and repair. A call for volunteers with engineering skills.
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997MA elects museum director / Chris Zeuner has been elected as institutional vice president of the Museums Association. He has also been appointed by the Department of National Heritage to the review committee considering the future of the Area Museum Council Network, set up by Virginia Bottomley.
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Romanian connections / 1997 is a year in which a number of activities have links with Romania: 16 Romanian students will spend three weeks here in June. Carol Hawkins (later Carol Brinson) and Sue Shave will be on an exchange visit to the Village Museum at Bucharest. Popeluc will again visit the museum, Henry Russell of Carpentry Oak and Woodland Company, spent three months in Romania last year and will give a slide presentation of his experiences.
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Making the museum more accessible to disabled visitors. / A range of improvements to the museum site and buildings to make them more accessible to disabled people is to be introduced this year.
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Trustees in Profile. / Brief histories of Marjorie Hallam, Nigel Stephens, Michael Garston, Peter Gray, John Godfrey, David Russell.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998 Buildings Alive! Project moves forward / The first stage of the Museum's Buildings Alive! Project was completed. Using sensors in Walderton and Whittakers Cottages a computer programme compares how the buildings react to weather. There's a photo of Chris Zeuner, Richard Harris and Chris Michael of Meaco.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Green light for the Gridshell1 / The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the Museum
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Museum given designated status by the Government. / In June the Museum's collections were accorded Designated status by the Government.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Getting stuck in / Bob Easson is our new Visitor Services Manager. There is a short summary of his past.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Hands-on timber framing / A hands-on timber framing from scratch course with Paul Price as tutor was held in May. Another is planned for November.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Lectures and courses / 20 courses of different kinds. Leaders: Richard Harris, James Moir, Nick Molyneux, Terry Hunt, Jo Pollock, Nigel Johnston, Roger Champion, Gerard Lynch, Joe Thompson, James Strike, Peter Albon, Rob Dash, Alan Waters.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Third MSc course begins / The third course in Timber Building Conservation run by the Museum in partnership with Bournemouth University begins this Autumn, led by Richard Harris.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998All a question of poise / 2 pictures from the Rare Breeds show, including Chris Zeuner and Dave Overton
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