Museum History
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1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999News in brief / Five years ago the Museum was Registered under the National Museums & Galleries Commission Registration Scheme. It now needs to be re-registered after several new standards have been introduced. An exhibition of glazing techniques will be set up in Court Barn. An exhibition of artworks by Jonathan Newdick will be held in Crawley Hall. The Tuesday gang have replaced the steps to Getting to Grips.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Building Conservation Courses / There will be 12 Building Conservation Courses in 1999. Leaders Richard Harris, Roger Champion, James Strike, Gerard Lynch, Ged Gardiner, Charles Brooking, David Woodbridge and Joe Thompson.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Museum goes on the web / Trustee Jeff Houlton spent the winter planning the Museum's website, which went on line in February.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 199916th century family returns to Pendean in August / The Coldham Family lived in the 16th century in Pendean. Their life will be re-enacted by the History Re-enaction Workshop
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Countryside skills courses. / 4 countryside courses are planned: 2 on Pole lathes, Chris Smith; Dowsing, David Russell; Make your own shaving horse, John Waller. Courses on hurdle fencing and willow work are also being planned
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Home owners' day / A day school for home owners is being held in collaboration wih Jackson-Stops and Staff on May 22nd Contact Diana Rowsell
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Daphne Chandler, John Friar and Frank Gregory / Daphne Chandler, John Friar and Frank Gregory all died last year.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Ritual Marks on Historic Timber / A long article by Timothy Easton on Ritual Marks on historic timber. [Not summarised here]
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Friends' news / Day trips in 1999 will be to: Chenies Manor House; The Vyne; Finchcocks, Goudhurst; Gospel Green Cheese Tasting. Fund raising event: travelling dinner in October If our computer sends you 2 copies, please pass one on to someone who might join us. AGM. In 1998 the Friends contributed
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Some of the marks to be seen on buildings in the Museum / Richard Harris describes some of the ritual marks which can be seen on buildings in the Museum. [Not summarised here]
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Rising above things! / Picture of a piglet at rest on its sow's back
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999A very special place. How you can help the Museum / 6 suggestions to help the Museum: Visit it and buy its products; become a volunteer; join the Friends; legacy; hire Crawley Hall; support a fundraising scheme. Contacts: Karen Searle, Diana Rowsell, Bob Easson, Jean Piggott, Lisa Neville, Chris Zeuner. Visit our website.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999People's appetite for information is insatiable! / Chris Zeuner talks to visitors about draught horse harness
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Third MSc course gets under way. / Ten students are starting their MSc course this year
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999News in brief / David Overton of Dorking has had a successful show season.
The Children's activities have been increased. Jon Roberts and Brian Weekes play an important part.
The Association of Independent Museums has published a report "New Visions for Museums in the 21st Century".
Hangleton Cottage has been rethatched.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Ploughing a fresh furrow / Jeff Houlton ploughing with Horses.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Another busy year in the EDUCATION department / The new Victorian workshop for schools has been very popular.
The West Sussex Countryside Trust won the Sandford Award for Education.
A new medieval rural life workshop has been introduced.
The Galleries at Woking Museum has asked Sue Shave and Jon Roberts for help.
Sue Shave is now a convenor for "Group for Education in Museums South East" and is working with Judith Carruthers.
A new teachers' leaflet, illustrated by Len Bull and Tony Tracy, has been published,
Sue Shave and Jon Roberts are working on a literacy Tudor sources pack for schools.
A teachers' archaeology conference will be held at the Museum
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Museum Services for Schools / Museum Services for Schools include Building Construction Workshop; Victorian School Role Play: Whittakers Cottages; Natural Fibres Workshop; Cooking Sessions; Building Materials; Farming; Livestock; Gardens; Guided Tour of the Museum; Side by Side Tours; Farm Tours; Forestry Tours; Loans Boxes.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Supporting the Weald and Downland Museum / Supporters this year are: The Friends; for Building Conservation Centre, Heritage Lottery Fund, Estate of Miss L Williams, Rufford Foundation, Headley Trust, J. S. Trust, Wates Foundation, Esmee Fairbairn Charitable Trust, Chichester District Council, Carpenters Company Charitable Trust, Fergus Anstruther Trust; for Poplar Cottage, Heritage Lottery Fund, South Eastern Museum Service, Roy Armstorng Memorial Fund, Havenhope Trust, Basil Shippam Trust, Peacock Trust, Three T's Trust, Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, Peter Minet Trust, Idlewild Trust, Alan Evans Memorial Trust, Sir Edward Lewis Trust; for Collections, PRISM Fund; for Training courses. Jackson-Stops & Staff, Radcliffe Trust, Thomas Eggar Church Adams, Willards Development Ltd. , Mitford Foulerton Trust; for Education, West Sussex Countryside Studies Trust, West Sussex County Council. ; for Bayleaf, Millwood Homes Ltd. ; For Reigate, Esate of D. A. Chapman; for Whittakers, Cox Restoration; for Buildi \\
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Dovetail is five years old! / Dovetail is five years old. This year it is staging: Copper Family; Exhibition of Jonathan Newdick's drawings and paintings of the Museum; Barn dance, storytelling and song, Pistols at Dawn theatre, barbecue; Twelfth Night; The Water Babies.
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