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1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Education department buzzes as Winter sets in / Sue Shave reports on new opportunities for Schools: Victorian Rural Life workshops every week day except Wednesday, using the West Wittering School and Whittakers Cottages. They will even be able to choose sewing, carpentry or blacksmithing. She would welcome more volunteers for her department. Sue Shave is launching a new scheme to provide workshops for nursery groups.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Third MSc course begins / The third course in Timber Building Conservation run by the Museum in partnership with Bournemouth University begins this Autumn, led by Richard Harris.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Building Conservation Masterclasses launch brings new role to West Dean Valley / With the launch in September of the Building Conservation Masterclasses at West Dean College, in partnership with English Heritage and the Weald and Downland Museum, Sir Jocelyn Stevens expressed his wish that the partnership's success would play a major role in reversing the crisis in building craft skills. A picture of Gerard Lynch pointing brickwork.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Gathering in the harvest. / The small Bayleaf paddock yielded a crop of thatching wheat. harvested by scythe. Albert Peacock provided advice and Peter Albon, Nick Conway and Pete Betsworth all helped. The Museum hosted the Downs Steam Show in August attended by over 5,000 visitors.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998News in brief / Chris Zeuner, Richard Harris, Sue Shave and others guided 250 curators and museum directors round the Museum in September. Brian Johnson of Amberley Chalk Pits Museum gave Chris Zeuner a cast iron top of a Singleton road signpost. Another Out of the Wood Show is planned for next year. The Museum hosted a seminar for the Chichester District Council designed to help Parish Councillors in producing Village Design Statements.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998 Buildings Alive! Project moves forward / The first stage of the Museum's Buildings Alive! Project was completed. Using sensors in Walderton and Whittakers Cottages a computer programme compares how the buildings react to weather. There's a photo of Chris Zeuner, Richard Harris and Chris Michael of Meaco.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Hands-on timber framing / A hands-on timber framing from scratch course with Paul Price as tutor was held in May. Another is planned for November.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Lectures and courses / 20 courses of different kinds. Leaders: Richard Harris, James Moir, Nick Molyneux, Terry Hunt, Jo Pollock, Nigel Johnston, Roger Champion, Gerard Lynch, Joe Thompson, James Strike, Peter Albon, Rob Dash, Alan Waters.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998All a question of poise / 2 pictures from the Rare Breeds show, including Chris Zeuner and Dave Overton
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998The Big Burn! / Alan Waters and Arthur Barker staged a traditional charcoal burn.
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Drama at the Toll gate / One of Carol Brinson's Dovetail events was Bill Brennan's comedy Civil Disorder
1998/11Magazine Vol. 9 No. 21 / November 1998Getting stuck in / Bob Easson is our new Visitor Services Manager. There is a short summary of his past.
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Haymaking / A picture of Peter Albon cutting a crop of grass with two horses: Neville and Baron.
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Museum makes two bids for lottery funding. / The Museum has two projects before the Heritage Lottery Fund: A
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997News in brief / Last year was a good one for media coverage. Alison Bunning made drawings for model makers. A sound recording of songs and tales of Sussex by the Copper Family and Martin Muncaster was made in Crawley Hall; a cassette introduced by Patrick Garland will soon be on sale. The horseshoe sales have raised
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Lady Caine / An obituary of Lady Caine
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Virginia Lyon / Tim Heymann writes an obituary of Virginia Lyon
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Diary 1997 / Main events include: Traditional Food Fair, Museums and Adult Learners Week, Heavy Horses, Copper Family, Popeluc, Artisan, Traditional Women's Sports Day, Rare Breeds, Richard III, The Tempest, Out of the Wood Show, Autumn Countryside Celebration.
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997Courses and seminars in demand / Courses and seminars include: charcoal burning, working with draught horses, bee keeping (with Heather Champion and Dick Tutton), sketching with (Jan Ruddock), special Sussex Gardens (by Connie Dunn), people in the landscape (led by Richard Hunt, Marjorie Hallam and Peter Brandon), buildings in the landscape (Marjorie Hallam), dawn chorus walks, Bournemouth University postgraduate MSc course in timber building conservation.
1997/3Magazine Vol. 8 No. 17 / March 1997MA elects museum director / Chris Zeuner has been elected as institutional vice president of the Museums Association. He has also been appointed by the Department of National Heritage to the review committee considering the future of the Area Museum Council Network, set up by Virginia Bottomley.
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