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Resources on Transport and Industrial Heritage

There are some resources which have been produced as part of our projects or events that are available on this website.  

Industrial Object Conservation Training (Large Objects)

In April 2017 STICK ran at three day course Industrial Object Conservation Training in the care and conservation of industrial museum collections, ranging from hand tools to locomotives. This “up skilled” museum staff and volunteers and gave the confidence to curators to oversee and manage conservation projects in the knowledge that they have been carried out to appropriate standards and recorded and managed correctly.

Thanks to support from Museums Galleries Scotland the resources from this day are available here.

Collecting, Curating and Conserving Large Objects

STICK and Industrial Museums Scotland have prepared a paper on the Collection, Curatorship and Conservation of Large Objects.

This paper attempts to cover in the briefest form what is a large and disparate subject. However, it is hoped that it can stimulate a new confidence among museum staff and collectors in dealing with their large object collections; both on display and (often) in storage.

Importantly, conservation work should not be avoided through lack of knowledge and it is hoped that this paper can go some way in remedying that.

“Large Objects” in this context means large industrially produced objects (including road, rail air and marine transport, working or static, machine tools, machinery, prime movers, indeed parts often integral to buildings themselves such as boilers, pumps lifts and cranes) present significant challenges for the heritage sector, whether in recognised museums or private collections.

Download the paper here.

STICK Conference 2014

The theme of the conference was the Scottish Diaspora: International Mobility of Industry, Technology, Ideas, Products, People.

For additional information on the textile French connection see

For additonal information on Harper Bridges see:

STICK Thinktank 2012

The resources from the October 2012 thinktank which had as it's theme Cultural Heritage Policy and its impact on industrial and transport heritage are now available.  

Old Tools New Uses

These links will take you to the OTNU project part of the website where you can download the following resources.  

STICK Newcomen and Beyond Event

Some of the presentations given on the day are available as pdfs to view.  They are:


STICK Committee Resources

The STICK Steering Group shares the papers of its regular meetings and constitution below.


The STICK Steering Group meets on a regular basis to plan and discuss the work of the network. You can catch up with minutes from recent meetings below.


At the STICK conference 2010 a new constitution for the network was discussed, and those present voted them through.  There is now the following constitution, roles & responsibilities and terms of reference that the group works to.

The 2011 STICK AGM took place on 26th March at the Tall Ship in Glasgow, and a new steering group was elected.  Details are available on our about page.