The Coffin Works ‘Hard Hat’ tour

Along with a handful of other Birmingham Conservation Trust volunteers, trustees and members – including former BCT Director Elizabeth Perkins, who started the project over a decade ago – yesterday I had the privilege of a ‘hard hat’ tour of the work to restore the Newman Brothers Coffin Works on Fleet Street. The project will […]

Dating the Newman Brothers’ Collection

One of the first tasks I set myself as Collections and Exhibitions Manager was to start dating some of the collection. After all, if I’m going to interpret it, I have to ‘get to know it’. I’m fortunate enough to have a small selection of trade catalogues to help me do this; the only tricky […]