Thanks to funding support from MDA, the Social History Curators Group is able to commission some freelance research and development work for its firstBASE database.
The SHCG committee recently responded to the article 'A Sense of Place' by Scott Billings in February's edition of the Museums Journal.
SHCG will be launching its 'Object Lessons' scheme on 24th June 2008.
At the SHCG AGM, held at this year’s conference, on 12 July in London, several new members were elected to the SHCG committee.
Members will receive an additional insert with the new copy of SHCG News. The insert is a ballot to approve an amendment to the wording of the Constitution.
SHCG is pleased to announce the result of the recent ballot regarding the change of wording to the constitution.
The SHCG committee have recently agreed the organisation's new Forward Plan.
This year’s SHCG conference will be held on the subject of ‘difficult', controversial and emotive subjects, including those that disturb and affect or subjects that are more difficult to enable the public to engage with.
SHCG work to a two-yearly Forward Plan which outlines our aims and objectives in all areas of the Group's work.
Social History Curators Group is launching a new email list exclusive to SHCG members, replacing the members area of the SHCG website.
Fancy ices were a very popular part of late nineteenth century dinner menus for the middle and upper classes. They were shaped using moulds many of which have subsequently found their way into museum collections.