We have added a section on our Meetings and Visits page for Virtual Tours and visits to places, webinars and schools. Please send us links to any interesting websites you find!
Our museums and galleries are offering virtual tours and projects for both children and adults – whether it is create your own dinosaur egg at the Natural History Museum , or virtual tours on Google Streetview at British Museum; V&A, and Science Museum have put videos, talks and photos online. English Heritage have detailed advice on conservation of collections which might inspire you to spring clean and The National Trust have a host of activities to do in your back garden
Please send us your suggestions for less well know museums and galleries to add to our list – here’s a couple you may not know:
Wallace Collection – a chance to examine exhibits in detail
Fan Museum –
Eames Fine Art – an selling exhibition of more Picasso works on paper to go with the Royal Academy exhibition
William Morris Museum – browse the collection – Ctrl+ allows you to zoom in on the designs
ASCHB would like hear from our members and friends whilst we are keeping our physical distance – please send us topics for discussion, observations, or useful links and tips.
We have been exploring internet communications, and social media, TED talks, and Museum tours
If you need a task(!) I have just come across a library cataloguing app Libib.com – you just use your phone to scan the barcode and the book details are automatically entered. And if, having picked up the book you then would like to put a review on the website so much the better!
In view of the current situation our meetings and visits have had to be postponed: we will keep you updated when meetings can resume.
In the meantime, if you are isolated at home, now is the time to pick up one of your books, new or favourite, and write a review, or an article on one of your projects, for our website. Or look at your site record photos to see how the changes in air pollution are affecting surfaces – such as lead staining (see Historic England’s research report – link here), lichen growth, or particulate staining.
If you came to the ASCHB 2020 Conference Conserving Knowledge: Recording and Archiving the Historic Environment for the Future, please send us your reactions and comments.
We will be putting useful links on our website, such as RIBA advice on COVID-19 and Force Majeure.
ASCHB is a talking shop so please raise questions for discussion, or information that you want share with our members and friends through the website.
We are looking forward to seeing you all when normal service is resumed; stay safe and well!
In view of the latest advice, we have cancelled the our March meeting at which Anna Joynt was going to talk on Cuba, communism, and conservation. Anna has kindly offered to give her talk at a later date. We will keep our members and friends updated with the remainder of our programme as events unfold.
Although we are not meeting in person, please send us your news. Robyn Pender has pointed out that Historic England have some webinars recorded on its YouTube site here