Record Number : 94230 of 13452

Title : Museum of English rural life

Description :
The website of The Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading belongs to this museum, which fulfils several different functions: it is a university department; a centre for research and information; it acts as a national resource centre; and also functions as a museum. The centre aims to cater for a variety of users and provides resources geared towards schools, the general public, undergraduates and researchers. The museum has developed an online database of relevant resources. This database includes details of their library holdings, photograph collection, object collection, archives and their bibliography of British and Irish rural history. Online exhibitions are presented. It is possible to search the catalogue by title and name search, keyword search, subject search and classmark search. Searches can be restricted to certain parts of the collection and to specific date ranges. Online help in using the catalogue is available. The database provides access to host of information. The website provides details on various parts of the Centre: there is information on the library and its collections; details are provided about the photographic service (for which a charge is made); details of their archives are given and there is information on visiting the museum. A list of relevant links is also provided. The museum also receives funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

URL : http://www.reading.ac.uk/merl/

Controlled Keywords : museums; archives; history (discipline); history museums; England; United Kingdom; rural areas; Arts and Humanities Research Council (Great Britain) (AHRC); University of Reading

Language : eng;

Geographic Name : England; United Kingdom

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