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2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Countryside skills courses expand / Diana Rowsell describes the countryside skill courses: pole lathes by Chris Smith, hurdle making by Bob Holman, dowsing by David Russell,
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Work begins on Museum's most ambitious project. / Construction of the new Building Conservation Centre and Museum Store begins this spring following the success of the Museum's fund raising to partner the Heritage Lottery grant. The building has been designed by Edward Cullinan Architects with Buro Happold Engineers
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Support from the Plumbers / The Worshipful Company of Plumbers has been a dedicated supporter of the Museum for many years. It gave
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Project Sponsors / Sponors for Gridshell are: Fergus Anstruther Memorial Fund, Carpenters Company Charitable Trust, John Coates Charitable Trust, John Ellerman Foundation, Alan Evans Memorial Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Charitable Trust, Friends of the Museum, J Paul Getty Jr Trust, Havenhope Trust, Headley Trust, Idlewild Trust, Ernest Keinwort Charitable Trust, Sir Edward Lewis Foundation, Minet Legacy, Peter Minet Trust, Lavinia Norfolk's Family Trust, Peacock Trust, PF Charitable Trust, Roy Armstrong Memorial Fund, Rufford Foundation, Basil Shippam Trust (incorporating the Alsford Charitable Trust), South Eastern Museum Service, Symons Trust, Three T's Trust, UK Waste Management Ltd. , Wates Foundation, Wolfson Foundation, plus personal donations. Project Personnel: Architects, Edward Cullinan Architects; Engineers, Buro Happold; Quantity Surveyors and Project Managerment, Alex Sayer Ltd. ; Carpentry including the Gridshell Green Oak Carpentry Company.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000How the other half lives / A picture of the History Re-enactment Workshop.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Hot Stuff!! / The Fire Event on 26th March will include: a charcoal burn; lime burning; fire-fighting by John and Rowena McDermott; displays of the Uppark fire; fireplaces from the Brooking collection; a whistling kettle competition.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Dovetail / The Dovetail events include: The Copper Family; Illyria's productions of Romeo and Juliet and the Emperor's new clothes
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000The House of Memory / The interpretation of Poplar Cottage will make it a "House of Memory". Artists from the South East region are being invited to produce art specific to particular parts of the cottage. Co-ordinating the unusual interpretation will be Chris Zeuner, Richard Harris and Tim Sandys-Renton. Research has been undertaken by Ruth Tittensor, Fred Aldsworth, David Martin, Richard Harris and Dr Sylvia Landsberg.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Managing the collections - life below the waterline. / Mike Wall describes his work as collection manager.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Gardening notes / Bob Holman describes his work with Thelma Jack and Jill Dickens.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Courses and talks in brief / Courses and talks include: Home Owner's Day in collaboration with Jackson-Stops and Staff, Richard Harris, Simon Lloyd-Davis and Peter Gray; Dawn and nighttime walks by Bob Holman, who also gives an evening lecture; Ancient woodwork by Damian Goodburn; Hewing and sawing; Traditional farming practices.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Peter Brears returns to divulge more about medieval cooking and eating. / Peter Brears will visit the Museum in August and September to demonstrate medieval cooking and eating
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Museum's lifelong learning programme stretches across eight subjects. / Diana Rowsell reports that the Museum's programme of life-long learning courses now includes eight series: building conservation, heavy horse work, historic domestic life, period gardens and herbs, countryside skills, historic textiles, traditional trade workshops. She mentions in particular Richard Harris, Roger Champion, Jim Strike, Nigel Johnston, Gerard Lynch, Deborah Albon.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Course programme / 15 courses planned. Leaders: James Strike, Richard Harris, Nigel Johnston, Gerard Lynch, Joe Thompson, Ged Gardiner, Douglas Johnston, Peter Mc Curdy.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000What is the Frank Gregory Collection.? / Jane and Charlotte Murgatroyd write a memorial of Frank Gregory and his collection
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Longport House and Hambrook Barn as you rarely see them! / An aerial view Hambrook Barn and Longport House.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Re-building Poplar Cottage. / Richard Harris describes the research and restoration of Poplar Cottage.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Field sports exhibition for game larder. / Alan Woods is getting the game larder ready for bringing it to the Museum, where it will be an important addition to the rural life themes.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Keith Bickmore hands over visitor service duties. / Keith Bickmore has spent 18 years at the Museum. He is now standing down as warden. His duties will be taken over by Alan Wood and Carol Brinson, who will report to Visitor Services Manager Bob Easson.
2000/4Magazine / Spring 2000Museum and Galleries month / The Campaign for Museums has designated May as Museums and Galleries Month. The Millenium Commission has awarded the Museum
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