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
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
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
Leeds and York, 9-11 July 2009
The organisers of the 2012 SHCG Conference are looking for contributions on the theme of
Find out more and download a tender brief and application form here.
Some of the handouts used during the excellent Skills Development Sessions at the 2011 Conference are now available for download from the
The papers for 2011's Annual General Meeting are now available online for advance reading.
Get involved and engage in some serious CPD by joining the SHCG committee at this year's AGM.
SHCG have written to York Museums Trust to express their concern over recent cuts to social history staff.
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
Handouts from February's
For this Monument Fellowship Masterclass, SHCG is joining forces with the Museums Association and Thinktank, Birmingham science museum.
The organisers of the 2011 SHCG Conference are looking for papers on the theme of
The next SHCG seminar
Some of the papers from the 2010 Conference, Big Impacts with Small Resources, are now available to read on-line.
SHCG committee have recently responded to the MA's Collection Knowledge consultation, based on members' input. Read the response here:
SHCG Conference 10th-12th July 2008
Need help to identify and care for your collection?
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.
Tell us your views on SHCG's website and how you think we can improve it...
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.