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Following on from two successful and sold out seminars launching ABTEM’s ‘Guidelines for the Care of Larger & Working Historic Objects’ this event provides an opportunity to hear more about the new document and hear case studies illustrating the issues faced by those conserving and operating and industrial transport collections.

Speakers include Paul & Joyce Jefford, case study contributors to the Guidelines, Christopher Binks from the National Railway Museum and Efstathios Tsolis who as part of the International Railway Heritage Consultancy helped compile the new document.

The event is hosted by the London Museum of Water and Steam and so there will also be case studies from John  Porter (LMWS) and Peter Turvey (Kennet & Avon Canal Trust highlighting the issues most relevant to those operating stationary steam engines as well as the chance to look around the Museum and speak to the volunteer team there.

The meeting will also include the ABTEM Annual General Meeting.

Tickets for the event cost £25. Register using Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abtem-late-autumn-seminar-operating-and-conserving-historic-industrial-transport-collections-tickets-51195219279

and then pay for the ticket by using the  link: https://lmws.digitickets.co.uk/tickets/

Agenda

10.00 – 10.30           Coffee and Registration

10.30 – 10.40           Welcome & Housekeeping

10.40 – 11.10           ‘The ABTEM Guidelines for the Care and Operation of Larger and Working                                            Historic Objects’.

                                  Efstathios Tsolis

11.10 – 11.50           Case Studies: Conservation & Restoration

                                 ‘Dynamometer – a legend refreshed’

                                  Chris Binks 

                                 ‘The Story of 677 – Paul and Joyce’s pet Tiger’

                                 Paul & Joyce Jefford

11.50 – 12.00           Break

12.00 – 12.50           Case Studies: Stationary Steam Operation

                                 43 Years Experience at Kew Bridge

                                 John Porter (LMWS)

                                  Steaming into a third century: sustaining Crofton Beam Engines

                                 Peter Turvey, Kennet & Avon Canal Trust

13.00 – 14.00           Questions

14.00 – 15.30           LUNCH

15.00 – 15.30           Self-guided tours of LMWS and the chance to speak to the volunteer team

15.30 – 16.00           ABTEM AGM (ABTEM members only)

16.15                        Close

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