Category Archives: Conservation

News from the Museums Workroom

It seems to have been a hectic couple of months lately, and I’m so glad to be back at my desk, here in the Museums Workroom.  I’ve been at conferences galore – amazing talks by brilliant speakers doing fantastic things … Continue reading

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Rewriting history at Inveresk?

Roman altars found at Musselburgh – first ever evidence that the Mithras cult travelled this far north! Continue reading

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Brilliant! or Letting it all hang out!

I know I risk sounding like an over excited teenager (and yes that was a little while ago) but you really really need to see our amazing new online database. So, once you have finished reading this, click on www.elmscollections.org … Continue reading

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If you go into the store today….

Museums are about things, stuff, objects, artefacts whatever you want to call them. The collections store in Haddington has somewhere in the region of 25,000 objects in it, from the everyday (a griddle pan), to the unusual (a stone anchor), … Continue reading

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Tank goodness for that…

This will be an unusually short post for me, but it is an important update. After one abortive attempt (with the volunteers of Prestongrange Railway Society present, and pics on Flickr) the volunteers of SRPS have removed the cab and … Continue reading

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Going Loco down in Bo’ness

I am running out of bad puns with the word ‘loco’ in to use in the titles of these posts, which is a relief. This posting is by way of an update about Locomotive number 6, which for the sake … Continue reading

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Heavy metal

So No.6 has gone to Bo’ness. Makes a change from Port Meirion, I suppose.

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Loco-in-motion

With apologies for the poor pun, and long posting. Steam locomotives are evocative reminders of our industrial past. Big, noisy and smelly they have a really wide ranging appeal, my 3 year old loves them, and so does my (nearly) … Continue reading

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