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Climate Change (IN)Action

Feature Article: 

Muse Magazine

RE:MAKE the museum, The World’s First Factory, Still Making History, by Hannah Fox

Remaking the Museum for the Head, Heart and Hands... Derby’s Industrial Museum, housed in the city’s historic Silk Mill, had been a fixed point in the city for visitors and city-dwellers, tempted by its collection of aero engines and items reflecting Derby’s textile, railway and manufacturing industries. Opened as a museum in 1974, it held the nostalgic love of many local people, but eventually became something of a museum piece itself. Little in terms of exhibitions and presentation changed from year-to-year, and consequently, visitor numbers declined. In 2007, a major application for funding that would have reinvigorated it was rejected. ...

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Other articles in this issue:

The End of Neutrality: A Modest Manifesto, by Robert R. Janes

A Response to the End of Neutrality: A Modest Manifesto, by Alan Nursall

The Climate Museum, New York, NY, by Miranda Massie

 

Book Reviews:

Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display, by Matthew Hills

Museums 101, by Joan Kanigan