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FODMs Quarterly Open Meeting and Costume & Textiles Tour

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Agenda for Quarterly Open meeting --- Tuesday 8th March 2015 at 12-30 pm in the Carpathia Room at the Discovery Museum. (All FODMs members and public can attend)

1)    Welcome & FODMs update - Ian Burdon
2)    Discovery Museum update - Carolyn Ball
3)    Feedback from the Christmas Gathering - Ian Burdon
4)    Arcs and Sparks project - Ed Dinning & Chris Watson
5)     Northumberland Young Engineer, Designer, Technologist Competition 2016 report – Graham Bradshaw
6)    Visit to Tanfield Railway - Ian Burdon & Graham Bradshaw
7)    Engines team report
8)    Derwent Valley industrial history walk – E.Dinning
9)    Future events and activities  – G.Bradshaw
10)   A.O.B
11)   Date of next quarterly meeting & A.G.M – Tuesday 7th June 12-30

Quarterly Meeting Event

The meeting will be followed by a tour of the TWAM costume and textiles collection store with FODMs member and textiles conservation volunteer Joan Milne. Joan has kindly offered to take us on a behind the scenes tour of the costume and textiles store at the Discovery Museum. The collection spans several hundred years of garments and textiles and shows how fashions and styles have changed and repeated over the years. In addition to showing us the fantastic garments Joan will explain how the collection is cared for and conserved.  To help preserve the collection only a limited number of items are on public display at any one time so this really is a great opportunity to see one of the U.K's best costume and textile collections.

The tour will start around 1-45pm and last about one hour. Please confirm attendance on the tour with Graham Bradshaw at

Graham Bradshaw (Secretary FODMs)

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