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Keep CALM and STEAM Ahead

The National Motor Museum Trust has been awarded £72,800 by Arts Council England for its Keep CALM and STEAM Ahead project. The project will unlock information about the Collections and develop an imaginative new range of family activities for visitors.

Now in the final year of the two year project, Keep CALM has extended the use of the museum’s CALM collections management system and supported review and research on under-used parts of the collections. This work has helped to support the development of new initiatives for visitors to Beaulieu. The project is building on the Museum’s Education Service by generating new programmes linked to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) in response to National Curriculum changes.

A creative take on STEAM has been adopted for the project, using the newly researched material to inspire a range of lively Automotive Steampunk-themed family activities. Visitors to the Museum have been able to explore the collections through fun and imaginative ways such as story-telling sessions, a Magical Mechanisms family trail and opportunities to dress up in full Steampunk style.

The Keep CALM project began in July 2016 and concludes in March 2018.

Collections Trust Award 

Staff with the Collections Trust Award

The National Motor Museum Trust has won the Collections Trust Award 2017 for its Keep Calm and STEAM Ahead project. With the theme of pulling together, the award recognises the achievements of those who manage museum collections; the teams who are often behind the scenes and whose work can go unnoticed.

The award includes £2,000 to be spent on a collections management activity, which will help to support the work of the National Motor Museum Trust. The award was presented at the Collections Trust conference in September and formally recieved by the whole project team in the National Motor Museum the following month.



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