Museum History
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 Yr/Mo   Origin   Summary 
1999/10Magazine / Autumn 1999Diary 1999-2000 / Main events include: Tree Dressing; Half-term Activities; The Fire Event; Mothering Sunday; Easter Traditional Food Fair; Museum & Galleries Month 2000'
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Take the bus for a day out in the Downs / The Susex Downs Conservation Board has produced a leaflet "DAYS OUT IN THE DOWNS" describing special days out run by the local bus company.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Building Conservation Centre project moves into the final funding phase. / The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999New Lick of paint / A picture of the Toll Cottage being repainted with paint from the specialists Joy and Wilm Huning. North Cray has also been repainted.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Call of the wild! / Picture of a Sussex cow at the Rare Breeds Show.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999How the new Centre will help the Museum / Eight reasons given for the new Conservation Centre (Gridshell) helping the Museum. [q. v]
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Museum wins Interpret Britain award for education. / The Museum has won the Interpret Britain Award for Formal Education Provision. The award is offered by the Society for the Interpretation of Britain's Heritage (SIBH) Sue Shave has been invited to write an article about the Museum and its educational work for the Interpretation Journal produced by SIBH and give a presentation on New Initiatives at Heritage Sites at the Museum & Heritage Show.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Celebrating Designation / Lloyd Grossman presented the formal Designation Certificate to Chris Zeuner at the Autumn Celebration. Picture of Lloyd Grossman, David Tomlinson, Chris Zeuner and Richard Harris.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Building a woodman's hut / Woodcollier Arthur Barker has built a new charcoal burner's hut
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Change of scene for Pat / Pat Melhuish, secretary to the director, is leaving
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Staff changes / Alan Waters, Mike Tighe and Andrew Hodby have all left.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Volunteer needed to help with collections care. / A volunteer is needed to help Ray Anderson with keeping up to date records of acquisitions.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999What visitors liked best about the Museum. / A selection of positive comments from visitor surveys.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999What visitors liked least about the Museum / Most disliked about the Museum were: difficulty of access for disabled; too little furnishing; inadequate seating in the restaurant, not enough audio-tapes; price; mixed views on animals.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Food Historian Peter Brears to visit Museum for three-day medieval cooking event. / Peter Brears, the leading authority on the history of food will spend three days in July focusing on medieval cooking and eating methods.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999The Out of the Wood Show / We are staging another "Out of the Wood Show" this year.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999The Museum has 200 volunteers / Organising the 200 volunteers is a mammoth task. Carol Brinson is co-ordinating the production of a volunteer tour guide's handbook. Three special Guide Training Days led by Jon Roberts and Roger Champion have been arranged. Geraldine Smith, Bernadine Saunders, Clive Boddington, John Sagues and Diana Buxton will enable the library to be open. The livestock section is supported by a team of volunteers led by Peter Albon and Pete Betsworth.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Re-building 16th century Poplar Cottage. / The framework of Poplar Cottage will be re-erected on 10-12 April in memory of Roy Armstrong. The cottage was built of oak and elm between 1550 and 1630. The framework has been repaired by Roger Champion. It has a smoke bay.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Funding in place for next project. / Knatts Lane Horse Whim is next in line. It is now fully funded by The PRISM Fund (Museums & Galleries Commission) and The Pilgrim Trust. After that Tindall's Cottage to which The Pilgrim Trust is making a contribution.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999New sponsors for Whittaker's Cottages. / Cox Restorations of Challock, Ashford is to sponsor maintenance of Whittakers Cottages and will repair the lime plasterwork.
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