Monthly Archives: March 2010

Is it time for Transition Museums?

The development of the Transition movement should be very instructive to UK museums. Faced with climate change, Peak Oil and gas and a dependency on state aid for funding either at local or national level, museums might look to Transition … Continue reading

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My favourite MEAL object

The museum is due to open for the 2010 season at the weekend and I’m paying the collections a close inspection. I think most curators have favourite objects within their museums. Mine is a gamekeepers van made for the Paul’s … Continue reading

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Why being a Social Enterprise matters to the Museum of East Anglian Life

 For several years the MEAL has described itself as a social enterprise. For many in the museum world social enterprise is an indefinable term. According the UK Social Enterprise Coalition Many commercial businesses would consider themselves to have social objectives, … Continue reading

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