The Rural Museums Network would like to hear from anyone who has over 100 objects in their collection with a rural theme. The objects may relate to agriculture, rural crafts or have a rural heritage. Whether the collection is privately or publicly owned, if it is part of a larger collection or a specialist rural collection the Network would like to record it. Currently this is part of a mapping exercise to find out where collections are located, and who cares for them; but the information will be used in the future to help inform training and networking opportunities.
Please contact Joanne Benson with a brief description of your rural collection and your contact details. Joanne would also be interested to know if there is anyone, volunteer or staff who has specialist knowledge about the rural objects in your collection.
The Rural Museums Network is a membership organisation open to anybody with an interest in rural life and agricultural history. It is a registered charity which exists to promote learning and aims to encourage a wider understanding of the UK’s rural heritage collections, and exchange knowledge and ideas about them. You can find out more at their website.