The Museums Association


    SOME evidence of the desirability of our educational institutions “carrying on” in war-time is afforded by the excellent results achieved at the annual conference of the Museums Association, held at the Town Hall, Manchester, on July 9–11. In view of the difficulty of entertainment, etc., the conference was curtailed to three days, but as a result of the lengthy sessions each morning and afternoon, and on one evening, probably more actual work was crowded in the three days than during any previous conference. It was remarkably well attended, there being about eighty delegates from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. To the great regret of the members, the president, Mr. E. Rimbault Dibdin, was prevented through illness from attending and giving his address. This was particularly unfortunate in view of the recent efforts of the association to give more prominence to matters connected with the art side of museum work, an aspect which was possibly partly neglected by the association in years gone by. However, by the efforts of the local secretary, Mr. Haward, and the general secretary, Mr. J. Grant Murray, this aspect of the association's work was well to the fore.

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    The Museums Association . Nature 101, 395 (1918).

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