The upcoming AGM will be the morning of May 27th between 9.40am and 12pm at the Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds, so please come along. After the formal business is over, the theme of our talks will be pests and how to deal with them. Conservators Emma Bowron, of Leeds Museums & Galleries, will be bringing her ‘Box of Death,’ to help us spot evidence of pest activity and Dale Keeton, of Bradford Museums & Galleries, will be giving tips on practical, safe and achievable pest control. Dr Mike Ayers, MD of Precision Pest Management, will take us through pest monitoring techniques.
If you are confounded by the creatures you are finding in your collections, feel free to bring along the evidence for discussion. A bring-your-own networking lunch will follow and RRN members will be given free access to this fascinating museum for the afternoon. There is limited on site parking available, the exit code will be given during the session.
The meeting room is in the staff areas so please arrive promptly between 9.40am and 9.55am to be swiped through the access system. Members arriving later than this may have to wait for a free staff member to take them to the room.
How to find the Thackray Medical Museum
The Museum is next to St. James's Hospital, 2 miles to the North East of the city centre.
By Bus - Frequent bus services run from Leeds city centre. Numbers 16, 42, 49, 50, 50A, 61 all stop outside the Museum.
By Car - From M621 follow signs for York (A64) then follow the brown tourist signs. From the North, take the A58 towards the city, and then follow the brown tourist signs.
visit www.thackraymedicalmuseum.co.uk for more information or call 0113 244 4343.
Kit training day at Shipley
Our kit hosts at Bradford Museums and Galleries have very kindly offered, exclusively to members, a FREE hands-on, training day at the Shipley store. Come and get to know the RRN kit; have a go at using the equipment; learn about handling wet collections in a live exercise. The session will be on June 9th, 9.30a.m. - 4p.m. with a bring-your-own lunch (sandwich shops nearby). The course leader will be conservators, Dale and Pamela Keeton.
Numbers are limited to 15 on a first-come-first-served basis. We’d also welcome expressions of interest from volunteer observers/helpers for the organisers, Dale and Pam Keeton. Registration details will be sent out soon.