The 1986-87 SHCG committee

Committee Members needed!

Elections will be held at this year's AGM on 12th July 2012

Proposal to change membership rates

SHCG committee proposes a change to the SHCG membership rates

People at a previous SHCG conference

Booking now open for 2012 Conference, 12th & 13th July 2012

Do we always get it right? Interpreting our social history collections.

SHCG Membership Survey

We thought it was time to survey the membership to make sure that what we do is still useful and good value for our members

New SHCG Committee elected

At the SHCG AGM, held at this year’s conference, on 11 July in Leeds, several changes were made to the SHCG committee.

Your Committee Needs You

Several committee positions will be falling vacant this summer, so if you are interested in becoming more active in SHCG, now's your chance!

Social History in Museums vol. 32 now online!

Last year's journal is now online in our Resources section

Call for Papers: SHCG Conference 2010

Annual Conference Birmingham, 8-10 July 2010

Training handouts now available online!

Training handouts and notes from the most recent SHCG seminar on

What to do with wooden spoons!

Our "What to do with wooden spoons!" seminar looks at approaches to interpreting, collecting and researching domestic objects.

SHCG Conference 2010: Save the Date!

8 – 10 July 2010 Birmingham

Your Committee Needs You!

Since it was established in 1974, SHCG has led the way in improving not only the status of social history in museums, but also museum interpretation, care of collections and how museums involve their communities. This could be your opportunity to become m

Marvellous Medicines seminar

From the numerous drug jars, surgical implements and anatomical drawings held by the specialist medical museums to the odd tooth extractor, pill box or hernia truss we find in our social history stores many of us are faced with medical objects in our cura

2010 Conference Papers Online

Papers by Christine Johnston of the Yorkshire and Humber Rapid Response Network, Rachael Lovering of Newport Museum and Art Gallery and Maggie Wood & Nicky McIntosh of Warwickshire Museum Service and Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum are now available

Call for contributions: SHCG Conference 2012

The organisers of the 2012 SHCG Conference are looking for contributions on the theme of


SHCG Seeks Consultant-Designer for New Version of FirstBASE

Find out more and download a tender brief and application form here.

Note Paper

2011 Conference Handouts Online

Some of the handouts used during the excellent Skills Development Sessions at the 2011 Conference are now available for download from the

Paper Sheets

Papers for this Year's AGM

The papers for 2011's Annual General Meeting are now available online for advance reading.

Peoples March for Jobs

Join the SHCG Committee!

Get involved and engage in some serious CPD by joining the SHCG committee at this year's AGM.

Old Photograph of Children

Advocacy for Social History Staff and Collections

SHCG have written to York Museums Trust to express their concern over recent cuts to social history staff.

Old Photograph of Children

Bookings Now Open for 2011 Conference

Bookins are now being taken for SHCG's 2011 conference: Who Do We Think We Are? Working with Social History Collections in the 21st Century

Marks and Meanings - book now for SHCG's latest seminar

For this Monument Fellowship Masterclass, SHCG is joining forces with the Museums Association and Thinktank, Birmingham science museum.