Monthly Archives: September 2011

How Museum of East Anglian Life got the balance right with Planning

The government is consulting on a revision of the National Policy Planning Framework. They say there are to give local people more say in development matters in their area. They also say planning applications will favour the presumption of ‘sustainable … Continue reading

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My thoughts and paper – Thinking Ahead and Staying Afloat #gem2011 and Collaborating to Compete #mgsconf

During the last few weeks, I’ve been privileged to speak at two really fascinating conferences, one the Group for Education in Museums was in Norfolk, the other hosted by Museums and Galleries Scotland in Edinburgh. Both looked to challenge museums to think hard … Continue reading

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A few reflections on Dale Farm and Gypsy Travellers

Yesterday the Guardian reported that a landowner in Stowmarket was making available 10 pitches for Travellers evicted from the Dale Farm in Essex. The site along Combs Lane is adajacent to the Museum of East Anglian Life’s nature reserve. Dale … Continue reading

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