Waterway Heritage Conference
Plans have been announced for a major Waterways conference to
take place at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port in
The Waterways Heritage Conference will be taking place at the
museum on Wednesday May 16 and will be opened by
Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage and a trustee
of the new Canal and River Trust.
Delegates will be able to learn more about the work of heritage
organisations in the waterways sector including the approaches
taken by the National Waterways Museum. The conference will address
a range of topics including partnerships with volunteers,
management of collections and the use of objects from museum
collections in learning activities.
There will also be the chance to share best practice in workshop
sessions, network with other colleagues and take a guided tour of
National Waterways Museum Collections Manager Peter Collins
said: "This conference will be a great day to showcase all the best
practice innovations in the waterways heritage sector. We're a
close knit group of organisations but this will be the first time
we've sat down together to share our successes and help each other
with our common challenges."
Full details of the programme and speakers will be released in
the new year.
The National Waterways Museum, at Ellesmere Port, is home to the
national collection of historic working boats, some of which
visitors can board to explore and find out how the working boat
people used to live. The Museum also has a trip boat,
hands-on exhibits, films, touch-screen displays, stables, a
blacksmith, docks, pump houses, workers cottages and gardens, an
archive, a soft play area, Museum shop and cafe.
For more information call 0151 355 5017.
20 December 2011