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Bay museum opens in june

HERNE Bay Museum is not expected to open for the summer until Saturday, June 20. Management of the venue passed from Canterbury City Council to the Herne Bay Museum Trust this spring. David Cross, secretary of the Friends of Herne Bay Museum, said: “This is not a serious issue or a problem, simply a time-scale thing to do with the …

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Rebrand plan for museum

Volunteers have unveiled plans to rebrand the museum as the Seaside Museum Herne Bay. It follows a debate at the official launch meeting on Friday, March 27, where ideas were put forward about a possible new theme for the building in William Street. Friends of Herne Bay Museum secretary suggested the new seaside themed idea, and said the majority backed …

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We do like to be beside the seaside, says museum

New name reflects town’s collections A new look and name has been revealed for Herne Bay Museum. A bright, contemporary vision for the building and branding was showcased at a meeting of the new museum trust on March 27. David Cross, secretary of Friends of Herne Bay Museum, outlined plans for the “refreshed” museum and galleries. Dated He also showed the …

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Herne Bay Museum: a new look to end the ‘moribund’ image

Herne Bay Museum is changing its image and its name in a bid to change its “moribund” image. Almost 50 people went to a meeting of the Herne Bay Museum Trust at the town’s Retreat Hall on Friday and learnt how the museum will be brought into the future once the trust takes on its management. The need for volunteers was …

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Herne Bay Museum: can you help as it moves into new era?

A new dawn for Herne Bay Museum The running of Herne Bay Museum is to be transferred from the city council to a trust. The local authority has agreed to transfer its operation to the Herne Bay Museum Trust, the charitable organisation formed after a series of meetings in the autumn. A report by the council said that the bid …

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Museum to get new lease of life

Volunteers hope to bring Herne Bay Museum back to life after winning a bid to take it over. The Friends of Herne Bay Museum group has successfully released the William Street venue from council control. The bid was launched following the council’s decision to close the museum for most of the year to save costs, reducing its opening hours to …

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Trust ready to take over museum

Volunteers hoping to take control of Herne Bay’s council-run museum will tonight find out if their bid has been successful. The Friends of Herne Bay Museum bid was launched after the city council reduced opening times to the summer months and winter half-terms only. Community volunteers including the Historical Records Society expressed a formal interest in running the museum in …

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Decision day is looming for Museum Trust

Are the people of Herne Bay able to run their own museum? What might have seemed a protracted process to many will be resolved this spring when Canterbury City Council passes over control of the museum to an external organisation on April 1st. The move has not been supported by everyone in the town, but the change is nevertheless about to …

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Council to rule on museum control

A campaign to bring the town’s museum under voluntary control is set to take a step forward today (Thursday, 3rd July). Canterbury City Council’s executive is expected to agree to allow the Friends of Herne Bay Museum group to express its interest in running the building in William Street. Legislation under the Localism Act allows community groups to bid to …

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Duchamp festival puts Bay on art map

Town in the running for a record five cultural awards THE Bay has been shortlisted for five East Kent Culture Awards. Four nominations have been made for the 2013 Marcel Duchamp Centenary Festival, with one recognising the work of the Bright Shadow Theatre Company, based at Beach House in Beach Street. Organised by the University of Kent and Canterbury City …

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