Old Tools New Uses: Master Catalogue for Scotland
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The Scottish Transport and Industrial Collections Knowkedge Network's "Old Tools, New Uses" project aimed to identify the treasures and duplicates of tools and domestic technology in Scottish museums.
Subject specialist, David Woodcock took part in 4 drop-in surgeries around Scotland as part of an identification and advice programme for acquisitions and more importantly, disposals, for all museums with relevant collections. Interested museums were invited to submit their documented lists of relevant objects in the five categories (sewing machines, typewriters, cobblers' tools, blacksmiths' tools and woodworking tools) to be included in the master catalogue STICK would develop for Scotland. A total of 19 museums supplied lists and feature in the master catalogue.