The count down is on, only a few more days to go before Chesterfield horse tram no. 8 takes a little trip down memory lane, as it returns to Chesterfield for the first Chesterfield Arts Festival being held from Thursday 2nd May – Monday 6th May 2013. The tram will be on display in Rykeld Square, outside the Visitor Information Centre on Saturday 4th May from 10am – 4pm.
The Curatorial Department receives a number of requests throughout the year for copies of images from our photographic collections. These requests can be for personal use, often as presents for people who grew up in an area where the photograph was taken, or for commercial purposes for use in a publication.
I thought I would tell you about a recent request which I’ve just finished work on, as it’s a bit different in that nearly all the images were of buses not trams!
Happy New Year from the Curatorial Department. So I have one New Year’s resolution for 2013 in relation to Curator’s Choice, and that is that there is at least one post every month for Curator’s Choice. I didn’t do very well last year so I’m going to try harder to keep you up to date on what we’re doing.
Hello! So I realised about a week ago that I’d missed my monthly post for last month. You could be forgiven for thinking oh well nothing much perhaps was going on during June, well far from it. In fact the last month has really all been about the TRAMS.
Now there’s no need to worry, I’ve not gone mad; there really is a very good reason why I’ve decided to talk about paper clips. They’re really not the innocent little metal fastening which always seem to be lurking at the bottom of your pencil pot.
Answer - Training of course!
Most people when it snows stay at home keep nice and warm or go out and play in the snow. Well not here at the National Tramway Museum, here we do training sessions - in the dark!
A couple of weeks ago when it snowed the Curatorial team were in the middle of a two day training course for our new Collections Management Database; which we are all very excited about as it’s taken a while to get all the bits and bobs sorted out for it and get it installed.
Welcome to the new Curator's Choice news feature.
Let me introduce myself, my name is Laura and I'm the Curator of the Archive Collections at the National Tramway Museum. Each month I'm going to be bringing you all the news of what's going on behind the scenes with the collections here at the Museum, as well as features on some of the issues we face when caring for historic collections.