Soldiers’ Tales: Collecting and Sharing Military Musical heritage
August 22, 2019 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Our annual event will be held on Thursday, 22 August 2019, in Oxford and its theme will be Soldiers’ Tales: Collecting and Sharing Military Musical heritage. As agreed at our previous AGM, this event will be presented jointly with another SSN, the Army Museums Ogilby Trust (AMOT). In a departure from our usual conference-paper format, the day will focus on training and skills sharing. The sessions will include:
- A presentation by a trainer from the Oral History Society followed by a sample oral history interview;
- A ‘Collections in Flux’ panel to discuss and invite questions on the conservation, documentation and curatorial issues surrounding the storage, moving and redisplay of collections;
- Talks about the practicalities of touring exhibitions featuring the Horniman’s touring ‘Object in Focus’ programme and AMOT’s proposed touring panels on military musical instruments;
- A live lecture/demonstration of playable military instruments from the Bate Collection including the historic Simon Beale trumpet dating from 1667.