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In honour of the ability to become a Curator of Eyeshadow

Henry VIII's writing desk, about 1525 V&A Museum no. W.29:1 to 9-1932

Call for articles for SHCG Newsletter

Deadline Friday 28 August 2015

SHCG Committee Needs You!

Get involved in the future of SHCG

Book now for SHCG Conference 2015

Full programme and booking now available for this year's conference

Tools of the Trade - Tell us what you think

Comment on our Tools of the Trade films

Knowing and Throwing Seminar

How to Identify and Rationalise Social History Collections

SHCG seeks freelance evaluator

For evaluation of our Tools of the Trade project

SHCG responds to news of Newport museum closure

SHCG has written a letter calling on Newport City Council to rethink plans to close museum

Submissions for Journal

Exhibition and book reviews wanted!

Contribute to our 2015 conference

We want to hear about your exciting projects

Audio recordings now online

Catch up on presentations from #SHCG14

Another successful conference!

Our annual conference took place this year in Glasgow

New recruits needed for SHCG committee

Help us to support people working with social history collections

SHCG recruiting project freelancer

Freelancer required for ACE-funded project

Conference recordings now online

A selection of the presentations at this year's conference are available to download

SHCG committee needs you!

Nominate yourself ahead of our committee elections

SHCG Conference 2013

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