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Dear STICK Friends,

STICK sends out entertaining and, we hope, informative items on various subjects of interest to our network. Please contribute your own news - in good time, please - to: Miriam.mcdonald@hes.scot.

We will also be using social media such as Twitter to keep in touch. Any time-dependent items (such as online events) that come to our attention will be sent out as separate mailings if considered to be of interest.

The next newsletter deadline: 1st October 2021.

STICK Conference 2021 - Call for Papers deadline extended

Snapshot in Time

Online. Wednesday 17th November 2021.

Call for papers: deadline 5 pm, 15th October 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 is inviting submissions for papers for its conference “Snapshot in Time” to discuss the importance of photography as a documentation and advocacy tool for industrial and transport heritage. The conference is scheduled for Wednesday 17th November 2021.

Papers for presentation will be accepted on a broad range of subjects, including:

· Case studies in photographic survey

· The use of photographs for education, outreach and advocacy

· The research utility of existing archives of photographic material

· Developments in photographic survey techniques and their future (e.g. photogrammetry)

STICK anticipates the conference to be hosted online via zoom. We regret that we can offer no fees to speakers. Proposals for talks of 10-20 or 40 minutes may be submitted to Matthew Bellhouse Moran at matthew@hmsunicorn.org.uk with STICK Conference Proposal as the email title.

Snapshot in Time: STICK Photography Competition


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 is inviting submissions for a photography competition in the run up to its conference “Snapshot in Time” on 17th November 2021. Photographs can be of anything in the realm of industry and/or transport heritage. The winner will be announced at our conference on 17th November. Judge to be announced.

Competition terms & application details:
• Any images that violate copyright, trademark or any other applicable law will be disqualified
• The image must not be watermarked or otherwise branded
• The image must have been created by the applicant and any manipulation of the image also been done by the applicant – outsourcing post production is NOT acceptable
• Applicants agree that images submitted may be used by the Scottish Transport and Industrial Collections Knowledge subject specialist network on their website and social media accounts, with appropriate credit. At no time will any image be used for any other purpose
• Deadline for submitting images is
midnight on Friday 12th November 2021
• We can only receive images digitally, not via post. These should be emailed to
stickssn@gmail.com with the title INDUSTRIAL PHOTO COMP. ***ARTIST NAME***

THE FUTURE OF FOSSIL FUELS IN HERITAGE

Matthew Bellhouse Moran, Chair, STICK has written a report on the STICK’s online Spring 2021 event for the TICCIH bulletin. You can read the article here. Focusing on the themes of the future of heritage combustion engines and green initiatives, the event explored justifying, offsetting or sustainably running engines, navigating new climate regulations at local and national levels, funding partnerships, and the future of running heritage engines.

Fife Linen Festival

The Fife Linen Festival will be running over three weekends (Friday to Sundays 3-19 September 2021). There are two Talks: “Think Global, Grow Local” online 9 September, and “Making Well with Heritage” on the ground in Kirkcaldy Old Kirk. Also an allied series of Walks and Open doors throughout Fife.

Tickets for all events are on Eventbrite channel here or paste
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/journeys-in-design-6652164461 into your browser.
The full programme is
here. And see also: Our Linen Stories | Celebrating Linen Design and Heritage

New Lanark Anniversary Conference

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Heritage listing, and the 250th birthday of Robert Owen on the 14th - 16th October 2021 at the New Lanark Visitor Centre. More information here.

Maid of the Loch at Balloch - fundraising appeal

LET MAID OF THE LOCH, LOCH LOMOND’S PADDLE STEAMER TAKE YOU ON A VIRTUAL CRUISE ROUND THE BONNIE BANKS!

Fancy a virtual day out on Loch Lomond by the “new” paddle steamer Maid of the Loch? See here for details.

The Maid is open for visits over weekends until October 2021. More information here.

Museum Scottish Lighthouses

The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is seeking a trustee and a chair. Click on the links below for further details. Closing date for both is 24th September 2021.

Trustee - Museum of Scottish Lighthouses and Chair - Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

National Museums Scotland

Flying into the Future Trail, Museum of Flight, East Fortune

26th June - 31st October 2021

Discover how engineers are working to make air travel less damaging to the environment with this museum trail. Download or pick up the National Museums Scotland trail to discover how engineers are working to make air travel less damaging to the environment. The Scottish Government have set challenging targets to reduce the negative impact of aviation by 2040 but how might that happen? Explore the National Museum Scotland with its new family-friendly trail. Learn about the challenges faced by the aviation industry and discover some of the innovative solutions that could be used. Most suitable for families with children aged 7-11. See here for more details.

Scottish Council on Archives: Focus on Photography Webinar Series

Getting to Grips with Your Photographic Collection: Negatives

Online on 22 September 2021, free. See here for details and previous webinar series videos and here to register.

Go Industrial: Support Industrial Museums!

Now that restrictions are easing, make it a goal to visit your local industrial museum to show your support. Everything from coal to shale, to ships and looms, there is a world of industrial goodies awaiting you. See GoIndustrial for all you need to know for a ‘rivetting day out’.

STICK’s online Spring 2021 event and AGM fell on 22nd April, also International Earth Day. Focussing on the themes of the future of heritage combustion engines and green initiatives, the event explored justifying, offsetting or sustainably running engines, navigating new climate regulations at local and national levels, funding partnerships, and the future of running heritage engines.

The free conference was held online via Zoom on 22 April 2021 and a video of the proceedings can be viewed at Burning Issues: The Future of Fossil Fuels in Heritage | STICK (stickssn.org)

Odds and Ends

‘Capturing the disappearing sounds of the workplace’ - A new project has been launched in Dundee inviting people to send in the noise of their workplace for an archive that will preserve them for future generations. Mr Parkinson says ‘There is a heritage element to the project by gifting these sounds to the National Library of Scotland Sounds archive’. Read more here.

The nuclear dilemma in the midst of a climate crisis - BBC in conjunction with the Open University. See more here.

Charlestown Workshops will be opening on Sunday, 19th September in participation of this year's Fife Doors Open Day. See here for more details. This is a free event.

The STICK Committee.

From all at STICK to all our ‘Stickie’ friends - KEEP SAFE!

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