Museum History
(3704 Records)

 Date   Origin   Summary 
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Daphne Chandler, John Friar and Frank Gregory / Daphne Chandler, John Friar and Frank Gregory all died last year.
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 1999Staff changes / Alan Waters, Mike Tighe and Andrew Hodby have all left.
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Experience a Domestic Tudor Garden / Three days will be devoted to the history of gardens. Bob Holman is the leader.
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 1999Traditional textiles in an historic setting / A course on the history and development of traditional textiles will be run this year by Jane Moran, Michelle Green and Caroline Vincent
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Heavy horse experience/skills days / 6 courses with heavy horses are planned Tutors are Rob Dash and Peter Albon
1999/4Magazine / Spring 1999Third MSc course gets under way. / Ten students are starting their MSc course this year
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 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 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 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 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 1999New sponsors for Whittaker's Cottages. / Cox Restorations of Challock, Ashford is to sponsor maintenance of Whittakers Cottages and will repair the lime plasterwork.
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 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 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 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 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 1999The Out of the Wood Show / We are staging another "Out of the Wood Show" this year.
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