Consultation on Larger & Working Historic Objects Guidelines

This press release from the Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums, the International Railway Heritage Consultancy Ltd, and Arts Council England, announces the start of consultation on Larger & Working Historic Objects Guidelines.


The draft of a new publication ‘Guidelines for the Care of Larger and Working Historic Objects’ is now available for comment. The document has been prepared on behalf of the Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums (ABTEM) by the International Railway Heritage Consultancy (IRHC). The guidelines cover stationary engines, industrial machinery, road vehicles, aircraft, railway vehicles, ships, boats and other working items.

Contact Efstathios Tsolis of IRHC (email tsolis@efstathios.co.uk) for a copy of the consultation document and comments from. The deadline for this consultation is Friday 29th September 2017.

The new Guidelines will be available in January 2018 and will be widely publicised and promoted, including through a programme of seminars in February and March.

The Guidelines will replace Standards, first published by the former Museums & Galleries Commission, that have been used widely by specialists and non-specialists alike since they were first published in 1994.

The project is supported by a £47,645 grant from the Arts Council England through their Museum Resilience funding stream that enables museums to become more sustainable.

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