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Classical Collections Network
The Classical Collections Network is for anyone working with classical objects in UK museums, including curators, PhD students, academics and volunteers.
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Art Detective aims to improve knowledge of the UK’s public art collection. It is an award-winning online forum that connects public art collections with specialists and members of the public.
Reap the Rewards: Benefiting from Rural Networks (East Midlands)
February 4, 2020
Rutland County Museum
Do you want to feel more confident about using your rural collection in a greater range of stories and activities, ...
STICK (Scottish Transport and Industry Collections Knowledge Network)
STICK encourages wider engagement with transport and industrial collections across Scotland through research, stewardship and advocacy
The Workhouse Network
The Workhouse Network has been in existence since 2014 and brings together expertise from the museums and heritage sectors, archives and Universities.
SSN Website Launch!
The SSN Consortium launches the new SSN website!
Industrial Museums Scotland
War and Conflict Subject Specialist Network
We welcome not-for-profit organisations and groups who look at stories linked to conflict, from the First World War to the present day.
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Introducing the Subject Specialist Network Consortium
The largest collections specialist support organisation in the UK We are the first consortium of support for specialist knowledge, advocacy, skills ...
Understanding British Portraits
For professionals working with British portraits including curators, museum learning professionals, researchers, academics and conservators.
UK Medical Collections Group
Promotes the understanding, development and care of medical collections across the UK and highlights their benefits and uses for the public, scholars, and healthcare professionals.
Looking after, celebrating and sharing sporting heritage in the UK and wider.
Society of Decorative Art Curators
Promotes decorative arts, and supports those with a professional interest in the subject.
Society for Museum Archaeology
Among its aims, the society promotes museum involvement in all aspects of archaeology, and emphasises the unique contribution of museums to the essential unity of the archaeological profession.
Social History Curators Group
Formed to improve the status and provision of social history in museums and the standards of collections, research, display and interpretation.
Seaside Heritage Network
The Seaside Heritage Network was launched in May 2016 and now has almost 80 members UK-wide.
Rural Museums Network
We promote learning and aim to encourage a wider understanding of the UK’s rural heritage.
Photographic Collections Network
The Photographic Collections Network aims to bring together anyone connected with photo collections or archives in the UK.
Plastics Subject Specialist Network
It aims to share expertise in the history, development, care and interpretation of plastics within and beyond the museum community.
Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA)
Our mission is to promote and support natural science collections, the institutions that house them and the people that work with them.
Musical Instruments Resource Network (MIRN)
Promotes understanding of issues surrounding the care and display of musical instruments and collections within the UK.
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