Event: Talking Textiles Seminar: Save the Date

7 February 2011, York Castle Museum

Old Photograph of a Man at Work

2010 Conference Papers Online

Some of the papers from the 2010 Conference, Big Impacts with Small Resources, are now available to read on-line.

SHCG committee respond to MA's Collection Knowledge consultation

SHCG committee have recently responded to the MA's Collection Knowledge consultation, based on members' input. Read the response here:

Object Lessons

Need help to identify and care for your collection?

firstBASE research contract

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.

SHCG committee respond to Museums Journal article

The SHCG committee recently responded to the article 'A Sense of Place' by Scott Billings in February's edition of the Museums Journal.

SHCG launches 'Object Lessons'

SHCG will be launching its 'Object Lessons' scheme on 24th June 2008.

New SHCG committee elected - 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.

SHCG ballots members on amendment to Constitution

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.

New constitution approved

SHCG is pleased to announce the result of the recent ballot regarding the change of wording to the constitution.

New Forward Plan Published

The SHCG committee have recently agreed the organisation's new Forward Plan.

Conference 2007: Too Hot to Handle? Exploring Emotive Issues in Social History 5-7 July 2007

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.

Social History Curators Group Forward Plan 2006-2007

SHCG work to a two-yearly Forward Plan which outlines our aims and objectives in all areas of the Group's work.

New SHCG email list for members

Social History Curators Group is launching a new email list exclusive to SHCG members, replacing the members area of the SHCG website.

Object Focus : Fancy Ices

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.