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Museum of Scottish Lighthouses: Board of Trustees Job Opportunity

Join our Lighthouse Team! 

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The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is a well- established Museum with ambitious  plans for future expansion of its services. We hold a nationally significant accredited  and recognised collection, play a vital role within the local community and pride  ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive place to visit and work. 

The Museum is a registered charity operated as a company limited by guarantee. The  Board of Directors of the company are also Trustees of the charity.  

To help us recover from the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and to achieve our  plans to further broaden our offering for the good of the local community and  economy we are seeking enthusiastic and committed members of the public to join  our Board. We need Trustees who can use their experience and skills to help and  support the Museum team to deliver a world class visitor attraction, preserve an  important part of Scotland’s Industrial Heritage and to bring tangible benefit to the  people of Fraserburgh. Trustees will preferably bring skills in one or more of the  following areas: 

• Human Resources 

• Public Relations 

• Event Management. 

• Fundraising Skills 

• Museum and Galleries  

• Community Education 

The Board Meetings are held every three months at the Museum, on a Wednesday  morning between 1000hrs and 1200hrs. If necessary Board members are able to join  the meetings virtually. 

The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of the Museum,  providing guidance and support to the Museum Manager and staff. To find out more  about joining the Board, please contact the Chair of Trustees in writing or by email and we can arrange a virtual meeting or phone call with one of our trustees to tell you  about the work of our exciting museum. The closing date for applications is Friday  24 September 2021.

Scotland’s Lighthouse Museum Ltd. 

Kinnaird Head – FRASERBURGH – AB43 9DU Tel: 01346-511022 W: www.lighthousemuseum.org.uk E: chair@lighthousemuseum.org.uk 

Registered Charity No. SCO23118 

Museum of Scottish Lighthouses: Chair of the Board of Trustees Job Opportunity

Join our Lighthouse Team! 

Chair of the Board of Trustees 

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The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is a well- established Museum with ambitious  plans for future expansion of its services. We hold a nationally significant accredited  and recognised collection, play a vital role within the local community and pride  ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive place to visit and work. 

The Museum is a registered charity operated as a company limited by guarantee. The  Board of Directors of the company are also Trustees of the charity.  

To help us recover from the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and to achieve our  plans to further broaden our offering for the good of the local community and  economy we are seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to take on the role  of Chair of the Board of Trustees. The Chair plays a vital role within the organisation, delivering strategic leadership to ensure good governance as well as  providing guidance and support to the Museum Manager and staff. In consultation  with the Board of Trustees and the Museum Manager the Chair and will chart the  sustainable future direction for the organisation. To be successful, the post holder  will have a clear knowledge and understanding of how museums function, and the  particular challenges facing charitable organisations. An open and collaborative  leadership style is essential, and the post holder will be genuinely committed to  equality, diversity, sustainability and community.  

The Board Meetings are held every three months at the Museum, on a Wednesday  morning between 1000hrs and 1200hrs. If necessary Board members are able to join  the meetings virtually. 

The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of the Museum,  providing guidance and support to the Museum Manager and staff. To find out more  about joining the Board of Trustees as Chair, please contact the Chair of Trustees in  writing or by email and we can arrange a virtual meeting or phone call to tell you  about the work of our exciting museum. The closing date for applications is Friday  24 September 2021.

Scotland’s Lighthouse Museum Ltd. 

Kinnaird Head – FRASERBURGH – AB43 9DU Tel: 01346-511022 W: www.lighthousemuseum.org.uk E: chair@lighthousemuseum.org.uk 

Registered Charity No. SCO23118 

Bennerley Viaduct: Building Community Well-being Through Restoration

Thursday, April 22
1:00 pm (EDT)
An On My Watch Event

Join us for a virtual discussion on the plan to restore Bennerley Viaduct, a 2020 World Monuments Watch site, and the movement to transform disused railway routes into trails for walking and cycling that puts heritage at the heart of health and well-being.

Taking place Thursday, April 22 at 1:00 pm (EDT) // 6:00 pm (BST), the event brings together John Darlington, WMF Britain Executive Director; Kieran Lee, Community Engagement Officer from the Friends of Bennerley Viaduct; Rebecca Chan, Executive Director, Friends of the Rail Park, Philadelphia; and Tim Dunn, railway architecture historian, author, and broadcaster/TV presenter.

Website: https://www.wmf.org/project/bennerley-viaduct

Introducing Big Stuff webinars – Connections between conferences

The Big Stuff large technology conservation community are starting a series of webinars. COVID made us think of this – and then we thought what a great way to keep talking between the Big Stuff conferences! We will run two per year with the first one kicking off on Monday 12 April (Central European Time) at 13:00. The webinar is open to anyone –  to register please go to http://bigstuffheritage.org/contact-us/ and send us an email and we will send you the link in early April.

These webinars are intended to get us all talking. We will have a short talk to introduce the topic and get things started, and then the “floor” will be open for you to share your thoughts and experiences. To start us off for this first seminar Eva Wentland, an emerging Big Stuff conservator, will introduce the controversial topic of coatings for industrial heritage, with an emphasis on heritage exposed outdoors. The basis for this session is the aim to preserve historic coatings as primary sources of information and connection, either visibly by using transparent coatings or invisibly by overcoating with pigmented systems, and with corrosion prevention at the same time.

As always, there is never one right way, especially in heritage preservation where we always have to develop individual solutions for each object. However, we may learn from past case-studies and from the behaviour and (in)stability of the materials introduced to objects for conservation purposes. The aim is to exchange experiences: which coatings do you all use? How can their performance be assessed after long-term exposure? How laborious are subsequent maintenance measures, are they even possible?

Let’s use our “swarm intelligence” to answer and raise new questions!

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