The Rural Museums Network (RMN) has published its report Rural Museums: Ten Years On

The Network is very pleased to publish the report ‘Rural Museums: Ten Years On’. It was written by Hilary McGowan following an approach to the Network by the Museums Libraries and Archives Council.

Ten years ago rural museums faced particular difficulties. Many museums were struggling to manage the increasing demands of holding agricultural collections and meet the changing expectations of visitors. This was compounded by the insularity of many rural museums and the diversity of the sector.

 

To read the report, click here

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2 responses

  1. I couldn’t open your link to the report, I am really interested in this. Any general overview on what you think need to be highlighted?

    1. My apologies, that link does not seem to be working. You can go straight to the PDF by clicking this link: http://www.ruralmuseums.specialistnetwork.org.uk/proof/asset_arena/textual/2011%2011%2008%20TYO%20report%20v2.pdf

      The conclusions from pg83 onwards summarise specific areas of the sector, such as interpretation and the developing importance of governance during the changing economy.

      I hope this helps. Gemma

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