STICK Conference 2016:
Unsung Heroes of Our Industrial and Technological Heritage
This year's conference will be held in Edinburgh at the National Museum of Scotland on Friday 28th October 2016.
Inspired by the new science and technology galleries at the National Museum of Scotland which opened in July 2016, the conference will explore Scottish innovation in science, technology and industry by redressing popular misconceptions and bringing lesser-known heroes into the spotlight. Click here for more information and to book your place. Bookings close 14th October.
STICK Conference 2015
The 2015 conference was on the topic of Collecting Steam. It was held in St John's Episcopal Church Hall, Greenock, on 17th October 2015.
Conference programme can be viewed here.
STICK Conference 2014
The Annual Scottish Transport and Industry Collections and Knowledge network Conference took place on 18th October 2014 at the McManus Collections Unit in Dundee. The topic was 'The Scottish Diaspora: International Mobility of Industry, Technology, Ideas, Products, People'.
Speakers & topics included:
- Mark Watson, Historic Scotland, Dundee Jute and the French Connection
- Dr Douglas Harper, Bridges in Nepal: The Aberdeenshire Connection
- John Martin, The Brewing Archive, Scottish Brewing: International Links
- Dr Miles Oglethorpe, Historic Scotland, Glasgow Cranes: the Japanese Connection
- Meg Luckins, Scottish Ironworking: the Russian Connection
Resources from the day are available here.
STICK conference 2013
Prof. John Hume (RCAHMS)
Dugald Cameron (former Director, Glasgow School of Art (GSA)) The Art of Engineering
Nick Oddy (GSA) The Bicycle - design/function/perception
Rosemary Watt (Glasgow Museums) Museums and Industrial Design
George Gilbert (Gilbert Associates, architects) 3-D Modelling and its uses for engineers, architects and designers
Rowan Brown (National Mining Museum of Scotland) A Museum Curator's Experience of 3-D Modelling
Louise Innes (National Museum of Scotland) The New Design Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland
- Helena Britt (GSA) Interwoven Connections: The Stoddard Templeton Design Studio
STICK thinktank 2012
The 5th Annual STICK conference took the form of a discussion thinktank and was held on Saturday 20th October at Riverside Museum, Glasgow.
The theme was Cultural Heritage Policy and its impact on industrial and transport heritage. Resources from the day will be made available here soon. This round table discussion covered heritage policy and its impact on the industrial and transport historic environment, museums, archives and survey with special reference to Scotland.
The event was be chaired by Professor John Hume OBE. The speakers included:
- Sir Neil Cossons (leading authority on the industrial heritage and currently Pro-Provost and Chairman of the Council of the Royal College of Art)
- Dr Robin Chesters (Director, Almond Valley Heritage/Industrial Museums Scotland)
- Andrew Fleming (Director of Policy and Legislation, Historic Scotland)
- Kiara King (Implementation Group, National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland)
Some of the talks and presentations are available to download below.
09.30 – 10.15 Coffee and Registration
Morning Session (Chair: Justin Parkes, Vice-Chair, STICK)
10.15 - 10.20 Alexander Hayward (NMS) Welcome
10.20 - 10.30 Miriam McDonald (RCAHMS) Taking Stock of STICK
10.30 - 10.55 Gordon Masterton (Babtie, RCAHMS) Engaging the Engineering Professions
10.55 - 11.15 Klaus Staubermann (NMS) Collections, Skills, and the Public: George Wilson and the Industrial Museum of Scotland
11.15 – 11.25 BREAK
11.25 – 11.45 Justin Parkes (Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life) Monuments Fellowship: Machine Tools Project
11.45 – 12.10 Colin Tennant (Historic Scotland) Knowledge Transfer; Traditional Skills for the Future
12.10 – 12.30 Rhona Rodger (McManus, Dundee) Recognition-funded whaling project
12.30 – 12.45 Questions
12.45 – 14.00 LUNCH (delegates to make own arrangements)
Afternoon Session (Chair: John Hume, RCAHMS)
14.00 – 14.20 Lorraine Kika (Development Officer, Heritage Lottery Fund) Heritage Lottery Fund – Supporting Transport and Industrial Heritage
14.20 – 14.50 Group Discussion
14.50 – 15.10 Report back from groups
- Group 1 Discussion Notes
- Group 2 Discussion Notes
- Group 3 Discussion Notes
15.10 -15.30 John Hume (RCAHMS): Round up session – feed-back from discussion, ideas, issues and next steps