The Saturday Supplement 08/03/2014

Saturday Supplement

UK & Ireland:

  • Should children be excluded from visiting museums? This article proposes that until adults know how to behave in museums, children should be excluded. *
  • Rare U.V.F & WW1 artefacts stolen from the Somme Heritage Centre in Co. Down.
  • An unusual textile exhibition has opened at the Harris Museum, Preston,Lancashire. The ‘Behind the Scenes: The Secret Life of Clothes,’ exhibition shows how museums care for textile collections and people who help interpret them from museum staff to volunteers to researchers. The Harris Museum is also asking for people to tell them what should be included in further exhibitions.
  • The Cumanna na mBan 100 Conference is being held in Dublin on 4th & 5th April.
  • The Museum Association’s Annual Conference in 2014 is in Cardiff on the 9th & 10th of October. No prices or agenda has been released yet.  More information here: *


  • ‘Dinosaurs are the gate-way drug to all things awesome…and museumy.’ And other fantastic information on working in museums in the U.S.A:
  • The Museum Life is an Internet radio show hosted by Carol Bossert. It’s well worth a listen to find out lots of things about museums stateside!
  • Ukrainian cultural professionals and cultural institutions have formed a ‘Blue Shield’ group to protect the country’s cultural heritage and museums. ‘Blue Shield’ works with cultural heritage organizations worldwide to protect cultural heritage and people who work within cultural heritage.

** Articles courteosy of Hannah Crowdy, Museums Association REP for Northern Ireland.


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