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  • Vacancy: Head of Engineering, The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

    The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (IGMT) are currently advertising for a Head of Engineering. The IGMT are “looking for someone to lead the Engineering team in providing both a reactive and proactive, multi-skilled maintenance service on all plant, equipment and mechanical exhibits at Blists Hill Victorian Town. They will be responsible for providing an efficient…

  • Big Stuff 2022 is open for registrations – in person and online!

    Big Stuff 2022 will be hosted in Seixal in Portugal (across the Tagus River from Lisbon) with the theme of “Working together? Conservation and safeguarding of industrial and technology heritage”.   The conference will be set in and around the Seixal Ecomuseum (Ecomuseu Municipal do Seixal) and the amazing Vale de Milhaços Gunpowder Factory with its operating…

  • Vacancy: Assistant Curator, The British Motor Museum

    The British Motor Museum, Gaydon is looking to recruit an Assistant Curator on a full-time, permanent basis. As Assistant Curator, you will join the small, proactive and friendly curatorial team in a role that involves everything from the documentation and collections care of the Museum collections, dealing with enquiries, to helping research and deliver exhibitions…

  • Peter Stephens Obituary

    News has only just reached us of the death of former ABTEM chairman Peter Stephens on 1st December.  Andrew Scott reminds us that Peter was a professional civil engineer and active member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. Peter was a Project Engineer or Resident Engineer on the Victoria Line early in his career.  He…

  • Cars, COP-26 and the Climate Crisis at Dundee Museum of Transport

    Dundee Museum of Transport’s newest exhibition, Cars, COP-26 and Climate Crisis, has been shortlisted for the Museums and Heritage Awards Sustainable Project of the Year. Focusing on climate change and carried out with a limited budget, the exhibition uses up-cycled and re-used interactives and interpretation from other museums and organisations. The exhibition focuses on how…

  • Vacancy: Engineering Coordinator, Black Country Living Museum

    The Black Country Living Museum is currently advertising a vacancy for an Engineering Coordinator. The description is as follows: 37.5 hours a week (full time), £28,000 p.a., permanent. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with solid practical project management skills to join our Site Conservation, Transport & Maintenance Team as an Engineering Coordinator.  If…

  • IATM Webinar- How do you decarbonise your museum?

    The International Association of Transport and Communication Museums (IATM) is hosting a webinar titled ‘How do you decarbonise your museum?’ on the 27th January at 14:00 (GMT). The webinar ‘seeks to demystify what decarbonisation means for our museums, with the help of Mott Macdonald, global engineering, management and development consultancy, who made their own organisation…

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    The Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums (ABTEM) is a non-profit-making network that exists to provide a forum for the discussion of matters of common interest to transport and engineering museums and to provide a means of representing their views on issues of national and regional concern.

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