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Reap the Rewards: Benefiting from Rural Networks – North West

13 November 2019 @ 10:00 - 16:00


If you are a non-specialist working with, or looking after, rural and agricultural collections in any role, the RMN (Specialist Subject Network) has created a practical knowledge-development seminar specifically for you. Be inspired and acquire practical experience from our host museums on a variety of projects related to using rural collections to create better experiences for visitors, and sustainable organisations. Experience the value of rural collection networking, and gain knowledge about how you can access RMN information, advice or help.

This award-winning museum re-opened in 2017 following extensive redevelopment. The project included the conservation and adaptation of the historic buildings, the creation of a new Community Learning Space and the redisplay of the galleries to tell the story of Somerset’s rich rural past. Sam Astill, Head of Museums, and Estelle Gilbert, Project Manager, will share how they approached the gallery redisplays, with lessons learnt and practical advice to inspire visitors. Your RMN host will be David Viner, museums and heritage consultant.

You will take away:

  • Inspiration and practical experience, targeted at non-specialists, from your host museum relevant to rural collections and their stories, to create better experiences for visitors
  • Understanding of how the RMN can support your development, with signposting to relevant resources, information, advice and expertise
  • A new network of regional and national colleagues working with rural collections
  • An opportunity to contribute to the development of the RMN to ensure it continues to be a source of relevant support to all those working with rural collections.


Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kirkland
Kendal, LA9 5AL United Kingdom
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