Archives for STICK News

Website changes

Website changes Changes are happening on the STICK website to enable you to download resources, find out more about the network and keep up-to-date with current STICK work, including the Old Tools New Uses project on our Projects page. Why not explore our pages and find out more about the work of the Scottish Transport and Industry Collections Knowledge network? Minutes for recent and current Steering Group meetings can now be found under Resources. As of 2010 we also now have a blog for regular news updates.
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Steam Engines in Scotland – knowledge exchange

Steam Engines in Scotland – knowledge exchange STICK is ran a knowledge exchange event in May 2012, entitled ‘Steam Engines in Scotland’. Scotland for three centuries has been at the forefront of power technology. This event commemorates the tercentenary of the Newcomen engine but also looks at the broader legacy, including engines by Boulton & Watt and Stirling and their makers, as well as more recent developments in the power technology sector. The event was held at The McManus in Dundee on Friday, 11 May 2012 and focused specifically on matters arising from early power engines you might have in your museum stores or on display and the
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Archaeological Archives at the Museums Association Conference

Archaeological Archives at the Museums Association Conference Issues relating to the deposition of archaeological archives with museums are complex. The priorities and concerns of archaeological units, planning authorities and museums are different and potentially conflicting. However, all parties generally have the same overall aim: the long-term protection of cultural heritage. A session is being proposed at the forthcoming Museums Association conference in Brighton (3rd-4th October 2011) to explore these complex issues. The session would take the form of a panel discussion of the topic. If you would be interested in being involved in this discussion, please get in touch with Rob Symmons
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ICOHTEC Symposium – Consumer Choice and Technology in Glasgow, Scotland on 2-7 August 2011

ICOHTEC Symposium – Consumer Choice and Technology in Glasgow, Scotland on 2-7 August 2011 The deadline for submitting presentation proposals has been extended to Tuesday 15 February 2011. The link to the electronic proposal submission form can be found here. The 38th ICOHTEC Symposium will be held in Glasgow on 2-7 August 2011. The main theme of the meeting will be “Consumer Choice and Technology”. The aim is to examine the interaction of technology and consumer behaviour in a historical perspective; especially to focus on factors steering consumption and how consumers by their choices have influenced in technological development in the past.
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Scottish Industrial Heritage Day

Scottish Industrial Heritage Day As a result of feedback from the STICK Annual Conference held earlier this year, the STICK Steering Group had taken forward the idea of an annual nataion Scottish Industrial Heritage Day. We are putting together a follow up survey to gather your thoughts on the subject and it will be available here soon.
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Govan Workspace Vacancies at Fairfield Shipyard

Govan Workspace Vacancies at Fairfield Shipyard Govan Workspace is currently recruiting for two positions at the former Fairfield shipyard offices.  They are a Construction Project Manager and a Heritage Development Officer.  More details are available on this website and in this document. This is the project to rescue and refurbish one of Govan’s most iconic buildings, the Fairfield building, which served as the main offices for Govan’s shipyard for more than 100 years.  The building had been lying derelict since 2001 and was on Scotland’s buildings at risk register. Now the project by Govan Workspace will create a business and heritage space.
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Scottish Oral History Training

Scottish Oral History Training The Scottish Oral History Centre runs regular training courses on oral history.  The next introductory training seminar is due to take place on Friday 21 January 2011 from 9.30 to 4.30pm. They also run regular workshops which might be of interest as previous workshops have included ‘Life in the Scottish Iron and Steel Industry: Workers’ Recollections’.
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Can you identify the trade depicted in this panel?

Can you identify the trade depicted in this panel? The former Burgh Halls and fromer police station complex at the heart of Maryhill, Glasgow was built in 1878 and the subject of an ambitious regeneration project. The building’s architectural appeal and historic merit is further enhanced by a unique series of twenty stained glass panels depicting the trades and industries of Maryhill in the late 19th century. Designed and manufactured by Stephen Adam, the panels are being re-introduced to the building after many years in storage with Glasgow Museums. Modern glass is also being created to be displayed alongside the
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On the Surface: The Heritage of Mines and Mining Conference

On the Surface: The Heritage of Mines and Mining Conference The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University, in partnership with the Department of History and European Ethnology, University of Innsbruck, Austria will be holding a conference on the heritage of mines and mining from 14-16 April 2011 in Innsbruck, Austria. The conference will include the following themes: ·  Histories and ethnographies of former mining communities ·  Issues of preserving and managing mining heritage sites ·  Mining for tourists – visitor experiences of mining heritage ·  Interpreting and representing former mining activity ·  Legacies and linkages with the
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