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STICK Conference 2021: Snapshot in Time

Online. Wednesday 17th November 2021.

Photography is an invaluable tool for recording industrial and transport history – it is ideally suited for rapid documentation in a world where dramatic or catastrophic change can occur to the fabric of industry, almost overnight, and revolutionised the documentation of historic sites. STICK conference, “Snapshot in Time” hopes to discuss the importance of photography as a documentation and advocacy tool for industrial and transport heritage.

Make your Eventbrite booking here.

STICK anticipates the conference to be hosted online via zoom. If you have any questions contact Matthew Bellhouse Moran at


10.00 - 10.10 Welcome and introduction
10.10 - 10.40 David Mitchell, Historic Environment Scotland,
“Photography and Industry - an evolution through time”
10.50-11.10 Miriam McDonald, Historic Environment Scotland,
“ Photographing Industry at Historic Environment Scotland: record, share, advocate”
11.20-11.40 James O Davies Team Lead Photography, Historic England
“England’s Coal Fired Power Stations – a Photographic Record”
11.50-12.10 Ben Russell, Science Museum
“Recording Cottam: Photographic recording of coal-fired electricity generation”

12.20-1.15pm LUNCH

1.15-1.35 Miles Oglethorpe, Historic Environment Scotland
“The Sir William Arrol Collection – iconic photographs on the brink of oblivion”
1.45-2.05 Carol Morgan, The Institution of Civil Engineers
“Exploiting photographs within a mixed collection”
2.15-2.35 D Bruce McCowan, Professional Engineers Ontario Education Committee,
“Surface Remains at Auchanbeg, Pre-Dalquhandy Opencast”
2.45-3.05 Photography competition winner results
3.15-3.35 Panel Discussion

Exhibiting Skill: Understanding, Documenting, and Communicating Skilled Practices of Historical Industrial Environments.

From PIPPI CARTY-HORNSBY, HISTORIC WORKING MACHINERY OPERATING TECHNICIAN - SIM of the Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP

“I’m speaking at a free digital international conference on 13th and 14th November 2021 that is looking at understanding, document and communicating skilled practices of historical industrial environments. I’ve written a journal article for the Science Museum Group Journal Autumn 2021 edition which covers a case study of knowledge transfer for the textile machinery at the Science and Industry Museum, which I’ll be presenting as part of this symposium. The article can be read in full here:

Registration for this symposium can be found here. Saturday - Sunday, November 13-14, 2021. Virtual Program Presented Via Zoom

The Industrial Crafts Research Network is pleased to announce their inaugural symposium, Exhibiting Skill: Understanding, Documenting, and Communicating Skilled Practices of Historical Industrial Environments. The Industrial Crafts Research Network is an international, interdisciplinary research network connecting academics, museum professionals, designers and practitioners who are dedicated to the study and communication of skill and knowledge within industrial crafts. The ICRN combines anthropological and historical sources with ethnographic techniques and emerging cognitive science to generate new approaches for their communication and exhibition. More information, including the schedule and list of participants, can be found on our website. Registration for this symposium is free.

A portion of this symposium’s panels will be recorded and available to registrants after the event, but discussion will not be recorded.

This registration generates one Zoom link for both symposium days.

For registration troubleshooting only, please email
For all other symposium requests or ICRN information, please email

The STICK Committee.

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