Empowering, relevant, dynamic – using industrial history collections to engage and inspire

How do we get visitors to engage with our collections? How do we ensure our collections are relevant to the modern audiences? Could local communities and other visitors become more involved in how we manage our collections?

These were just some of the questions we looked at during the Industrial Heritage Network North West (IHNNW) meeting last Thursday at the National Waterways Museum (Boat Museum) in Ellesmere Port.

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Call for Papers: the Place of Industry

Call for Papers

Science Museum Group Research Conference 2019: The Place of Industry

The 2019 Science Museum Group Research Conference will take place 4-5 November 2019, at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester.  There, on an internationally significant industrial heritage site, in the world’s first industrial city, we will emphasise the place of industry.

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Discussing sector challenges and sharing ideas at the inaugural meeting of the Industrial Heritage Network London (IHNL)

A triumph of Victorian innovation, a masterpiece of engineering and a cathedral of ironwork – the Crossness Pumping Station, opened by the Prince of Wales in 1865, hosted the inaugural meeting of the Industrial Heritage Network London (IHNL) last Friday. What a phenomenal location for the launch of the new network!

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