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News of forthcoming ABTEM Seminars

ABTEM hold bi-annual seminars on relevant and topical areas of interest to its members. Meetings are arranged to give delegates the opportunity to see new exhibitions and other developments at museums and heritage sites around the UK.

Recent seminars have included:

November 2016 - ‘the Death of the Machine’ (Science Museum)

March 2016 -Managing Archive Collections in Industrial & Transport Museums (RAC Club)



June 2015 - Working with New Audiences in Industrial & Transport Museums (Museum of Liverpool)



October 2014 – ‘Reviewing Significance’ (Brunel Museum)


Autumn 2013: Engaging 21st Century Audiences (Riverside Museum Glasgow)

Spring 2013: Digital Futures for Transport & Industrial Collections (Coventry Transport Museum)

Autumn 2012: Industrial & Transport Museums: Looking to the Future (M Shed, Bristol)

Spring 2012: 50th Anniversary Seminar: (National Motor Museum)

Autumn 2011: The Future of Science & Industry Collections : Ian Blatchford, Director NMSI) (The Science Museum)

Spring 2011:Fire Flood & Finance: Surviving in Difficult Times (Milestones Museum Basingstoke)

Spring 2010: The Operation of Heritage Transport (National Railway Museum)
(Joint Meeting with the Special Subject Network for Inland Transport)

Spring 2009: Working with Volunteers (Didcot Railway Centre)

Autumn 2008: Museum Disposal (London Transport Museum)

Spring 2008: Working With Conservators (RAF Museum Cosford)

Spring 2007: Museum Education: (Brunel Museum London)

Autumn 2006: Collections & Storage Issues: (ThinkTank Birmingham)

Spring 2006: Lottery Funding: New Challenges (London Transport Museum Acton)


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ABTEM members touring the conservation workshops at RAF Museum Cosford


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