Collections Rural Museums Network
The rural museums network is a registered charity, aimed at promoting learning and encouraging a wider understanding of the uk’s rural heritage. as a subject specialist network we provide access to collections development information and current research to support heritage sites working within related fields. The rural museums network has begun the process of defining what constitutes the distributed national collection of agricultural heritage material. building up a national picture of how the story of farming is represented in museum collections will enhance public understanding of that material and access to it. During 2019 and 2020, the rural museums network identified the location of publicly accessible rural agricultural collections across the uk. this was aimed at capturing all significant collections, which include 100 or more ‘rural’ objects. the results of this research can be found on the interactive map below. In 2007, david viner carried out a survey of collections of rural crafts and trades in museums, as part of a project at the museum of english rural life this study primarily sought to create a database of information on rural crafts and trades material and related sources held in museums across the country. Back in 2008, the rural museums network recognised the unique opportunity that rural museums had to interpret present day concerns about climate change using objects from the past – collections which may be medieval, 17th, 19th or early 20th century.
A Distributed National Collection Rural Museums Network
Rural museums network the rural museums network is a registered charity, aimed at promoting learning and encouraging a wider understanding of the uk’s rural heritage. as a subject specialism network they provide access to collections development information and current research to support heritage sites working within related fields. The rural museums network is for rural life collections everywhere and the people who look after them. it exists to bring museums of farming and the countryside closer together for mutual benefit. we provide a means to publicise rural museums and the work they do more widely.the majority of rural life museums are members. the network is also reaching out to collectors, related societies and. Introduced in january 2017, the rural diversity network (rdn) was initiated as part of the arts council england supported change makers leadership programme with dr tehmina goskar, and is now coordinated by the team at cornwall museums partnership. through the rural diversity network, we are trying to tackle geographic exclusion. cultural policy around diversity has often been centered on the.
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Introducing The Rural Museums Network Full