Museum History
(3704 Records)

 Date   Origin   Summary 
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005News in brief / The Worshipful Company of Masons has sponsored a new display in Court barn, including a new demonstration area.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005News in brief / Chris Baldwin has established an area in which to grow some of the old varieties of vegetables that visitors see in the Museum's recreated gardens, for sale in the shop.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Bursting with educational opportunity
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Major improvements at Lurgashall Mill / A description of the major changes that have been made to the mill since October 2004. A new butyl runnber-lined pond has been created within the lower pond to prevent water loss into the chalk in the "dry" season when the water table is low. The launder has been rebuilt by Robert Demaus, and the leet repaired. Ramps and level access have been built. A bench has been made by Roger Champion to commemorate volunteer miller Peter Vincent.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Family Barn Dance / An advertisement for the Family Barn Dance organised by the Friends, on Saturday 9 July 2005.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005News in brief / Gift Aid on visitor admission will continue for one more year, with a modified scheme likely to be in place from April 2006.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005News in brief / Olah Roma! Traditional Gypsy Festival takes place at the Museum on 6-8 May. Evening concerts by leading Gypsy performers, organised by Roots Around the World, and events and activities celebrating other aspects of Gypsy culture.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005New interpretation department established / An introduction to Hannah Miller, who joined the Museum as Head of Interpretation in January.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Museum's storage and access project moves forward / The project is making good progress, funded by a
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005News in Brief / The Wood Show this year is on 10-11 September. It is sponsored by Chantry House Oak Ltd.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Changes for Boarhunt / Boarhunt has been altered to give a rear doorway and window that were not included in the original reconstruction at the Museum.
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Museum Friends contribute over
2005/3Magazine / Spring 2005Keeping the lifeblood flowing / A short article about volunteering opportunities in the Museum, and the roles volunteers play.
2005/11Magazine / Autumn 2005Creating a timber yard in the Museum's woodland / The timber yard on the edge of the Musem's woodland has recently seen the addition of rack saw, which belongs to staff member Ben Headon, who has kindly re-erected it for use within the yard. A newly acquired treadle lathe has also been installed and a timber crane is being restored to join these items. The timber frame has been with the Collections since 1977, when it was acquired from Basing Home Farm, near Alton, Hampshire. A fixed crane designed to move up to 10 tons at a time, it is hand powered and 6.5 meters in height. It is due to be completed in early 2006.
2005/11Magazine / Autumn 2005How a Knowledge Transfer Partnership will benefit the Museum / KTP is a Governemnt scheme designed to help businesses gain access to expertise in Universities, colleges and research organisations by working in partnership with academics and researchers. The Museum has established a link with Reading University and will run two KTP projects, one in history and the other in computing, with a view to gathering information for the Access project and Orientation Gallery. The history associate will research the social and economic background to our main exhibit buildings. Each project will run for two and a half years.
2005/11Magazine / Autumn 2005Interpreting the Museum / Explains the purpose and development of Interpretation within the Museum. In 2003 the Museum published an Interpretation Stratergy and in 2005 appointed a Head of Interpretation, Hannah Miller. Re-enforces the purpose which is to help our visitors to understand our exhibits using the long-standing tradition of using people to talk to people. Outlines Principles of Interpretation as 1) interpretation on site is through people, activities and dsiplays. 2) Access to background resources will be through the proposed Orientation Gallery. 3) Interpretation is based on the Museum's resources and focused through themes. 4) Authenticity is the key value underpinning all interpretation. The Interpretation Team are responsible for demonstrating activities, provoking a response from a visitor which in turn leads to a desire to learn, revealing the many varied layers to a subject, communicating with visitors by talking to visitors and sharing infromation and memories, and sharing experiences \\
2005/11Magazine / Autumn 2005New signage for the Museum site next year / The Museum's signage across the site is to be improved following a 66% grant from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport/Wolfson Foundation. The new sign format will include a picture of the building on it's original site, a few words description about the building,dates of dismantling and re-erection, and maps showing the buildings original location and position within the Museum.
2005/11Magazine / Autumn 2005Experience our 15th century farmhouse at an evening supper / A resume of the Bayleaf tudor Supper during August 2005 from the view of the serving team.
2005/11Magazine / Autumn 2005Courses Programme 2005 - 06 Rural Trades and Crafts / Homes and Gardens cont and The Tudor Kitchen. Course titles, dates and cost.
2005/11Magazine / Autumn 2005Old vegetable varieities go on sale in the shop / Museum grown vegetables went on sale in the shop during June 2005. The market garden is run by Chris Baldwin alongside the strip system in the arable field to the north of Pendean farmhouse. This year's crops included beetroots Bulls Blood and Burpees Gold, white carrots and Pink Fir Apple potatoes. Next year varieties already grown in our gardens such as Good King Henrys, Alexanders and Skirrets will be included.
Page 26 of 186
<<First <Prev 24 2526 27 28 Next> Last>>
Powered by Tools JX