Museum History
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1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Poplar Cottage restoration begins / Roger Champion will work on the Museum site repairing the frame of Poplars Cottage to allow visitors to watch its transformation. Partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund it will be re-erected in memory of Roy Armstrong. The restoration work will be led by Richard Harris.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998News in brief / Undergraduates from Cluj Napoca, in Romania will come here this year. The Out of the Wood Show will be repeated. Chris Zeuner gave advice to the Museum of Kent Life about its 18th century farmhouse from Burnham. Alan Waters built a traditional charcoal burn.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Vacancies on Friends' committee. / Ethel Buvyer, Graham Lewis and Kim Leslie are retiring from the Friends' Committee Replacements are needed.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Friends' News 1998 Events / Jean Piggott lists the main Friends'events: AGM; Visits to Mottisfont Abbey, Whitchurch Silk Mill and Highclere Castle, Syon House, Gospel Green Cheese.
She congratulates Chris Zeuner for his honorary Degree of Master of Arts awarded through University of Southampton.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Master classes for West Sussex able pupils. / A class for 14 and 15 year olds on "Science of Building Materials" includes support from the Plumbers Guild with Richard Murdoch running lead casting and Ron Ireland from Altland Bricks running brick making. Jon Roberts demonstrated lime slaking. An exercise on identifying hardwoods was run by Jon Roberts, Sue Shave and Peter Hawes. A course "Reconstructing the Past", run by Sue Shave, Jon Roberts and Julie Harrington, is being offered to 11 to 13 year olds.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Education volunteers busy / The volunteer education team has been active with school bookings for "Bayleaf Farmhouse Tudor Workshop" and "Getting to Grips Workshop". With 5 letters from children: Jonathan Meridew, of East Preston C. J. School; Gemma of St Joseph's School, Storrington; Chelsey of Bishop Tufnell Infants School, Felpham; Layla Kelly, of Laburnham Grove Junior School, Bognor Regis; Charlotte age 6 of Charles Kingsley School, Eversley.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998EDUCATION / Several articles about education matters. [See the following entries]
A letter from Sophie Maynard of St Mary's RC Primary School Bognor Regis. And drawings by Lawrence, Robert, and Tracey all of Bishop Tufnell Infants School.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Another year - another Rare Breeds Show! / The Rare Breeds Show will take place this year, organised by John Bushrod.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Building Conservation Masterclasses / 8 Master Classes are planned: Leaders John Ashurst, Richard Harris, Bill Martin, Ian Hume, Principal Tutors Colin Burns, Peter Ross, Nicholas Durnam, Seamus Hanna, Ian Hume, Peter Mc Curdy.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998The skill of spar-making / A Picture of Albert Peacock making thatching spars.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Education officer takes on new role promoting archaeology / Sue Shave has been appointed assistant education liaison officer for the Council of British Archaeology, South Eatern region.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Conservation inspection / A picture of Richard Harris and Deborah Carthy looking at a fireplace from Reigate
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Glimpse of Victorian life / Whittakers Cottage will be open to the public with Victorian furnishings. Julia Massey has found the necessary objects.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998News in brief / Julie Massey and Sue Shave are working with an out of date computer. Boarhunt was re-thatched and Littlehampton Granary will be re-thatched, both by Chris Tomkins with spars made by Albert Peacock. Alan Waters and Nick Conway will build a continuous wattle fence round the Bayleaf paddocks. The Plumbers Museum Committee have appointed Phil Mead as Chairman in place of Michael Wayman. Two exhibitions will be held in Crawley Hall: "Farms and Buildings in Embroidery" featuring Carolione Vincents' work; Gordon Rushmer's rural paintings.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998The iceberg factor / Julie Massey writes on the reasons for museums to make collections: for future exhibitions; to pass on items to other museums; for research; for conservation. She describes what happens to objects entering the museum: an entry form is completed, it is added to the accessions register, a record card is completed, it is assessed for any conservation treatment needed, it is then wrapped and stored. The objects need to be kept in the best environment possible. The Museum is prepaing an oral history programme, recording on tape the sounds and voices of everyday people.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998New objects for the collection / The Museum acquired several interesting items last year: a Sussex loom, a horse drawn roller, oven doors from the Charlton bakery, a potato digger, a timber crane made by John Smith of Keighley (from Basing Park Estate, Hampshire)
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Volunteering at the sharp end! / Julie Massey wants help for work which is out of the public gaze.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Refurbishing the Lavant Education Room. / The Lavant building's use as the base of the education service is proving invaluable.
1998/3Magazine Vol. 9 No. 18 / March 1998Building Conservation Courses at the Museum / 10 courses: Leaders Gerard Lynch, David Woodbridge, Tim Tatton-Brown, Bernard Worssam, Richard Harris, Paul Price, Brian Ridout, Peter Ross, Joseph Thomson,
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999New programme of courses launched / 32 Courses between November 1999 and May 2000 inclusive. Leaders Richard Harris, Rob Dash, Peter Albon, Ged Gardner, Charles Brooking, Timothy Easton, Brian Ridout, Tina Stapley, Bob Holman, Roger Champion, James Strike, Nigel Johnston, David Russell, Gerard Lynch and Joe Thompson.
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