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'Operating and Conserving Historic Industrial & Transport Collections'

Our next ABTEM seminar will be on 21st November 2018 and will be held at the London Museum of Water & Steam. See latest Seminar Page for details!
The Annual General Meeting will also be held during the seminar at 3.30pm 
Guidelines for the Care & Operation of Larger & Working Historic Objects Launched!



ABTEM's new ‘Guidelines for the Care of Larger and Working Historic Objects’ was launched at a special event at the Museum of Science & Industry Manchester on Thursday 15th February.


The result of more than four years work, and extensive consultation with practitioners from the industrial and transport heritage sector, the document has been produced for the Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums by the International Railway Heritage Consultancy (IRHC) and cover stationary engines, industrial machinery, road vehicles, aircraft, railway vehicles, ships, boats and other working items.



The Guidelines will replace Standards, first published by the former Museums & Galleries Commission, that have been used widely by specialists and non-specialists alike since they were first published in 1994.

The project is generously supported by a £47,645 grant from Arts Council England.



 Visit www.abtemguidelines.org where you can find out more, discover more related content  and case studies, download a copy of the Guidelines for free or buy a hard copy of the document.


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Last Updated: February 2018