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- Conservation Laboratory and Textile store to be moved again following University plans to build on the 'Rifle range' site.
- Successful Museum bid to the Arts and Humanities Core Funding Scheme for running costs 2001-2006 following successful Lottery Fund access award
- First Museum Education Officer appointed
- Short term project to investigate new audiences for the Museum started
- Displays worked on during the year: New Body Art displays [also funded by DCF], Benin artefacts New introductory case
- Bob Rivers, Head Technician, retired. He had worked in the Musuem since 1954
- Final year of DCF first project, with all targets met and all accession book entries transferred onto computerised database
- Part of the Banbury Road Balfour Buildings public displays closed to make way for new Conservation Lab and textile store
- Plans drawn up for new Research Centre on site of 'Green shed'
- Public opening hours extended on weekdays and Saturdays. The Musuem opens for booked groups from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm and to the General Public from 12 - 4.30 pm
- New Museum logo and corporate style introduced
- Museum website relaunched
- Museum's computerised collections managements databases for objects and photographic collections was accessible by the public online for first time
- East end of the Upper Gallery reopened following award from DCMS Wolfson Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund
- New Conservation Lab at 60 Banbury Road, and textile store fully operational
- New research project funded by ESRC begins: Relational Museum project.
- Funding from Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan (head of state of Abu Dhabi) to produce a spine catalogue of Sir Wilfred Thesiger's photograph collection.
- DCF second project 'Court Project' begins to locate and document all objects stored and displayed in Museum's Court
- Project to research and make available on-line the Museum's collections of objects and photographs from the Southern Sudan begins [funded by the AHRB 'Resource Enhancement Scheme']
- Bid for Science Research Investment Fund [SRIF] funding to construct Research Centre on Museum's 'Green Shed' site sucessful.
- Baden-Powell Quaternary Centre transferred to Institute of Archaeology
- Museum staff relocated to 60 and 64 Banbury Road to make way for new development
- Part of Museum's displays temporarily closed whilst preparation work for new developments begin
- Green shed, Balfour Library and workshop lean-tos demolished to make way for new research building
- DCF Court project ended
- The DCF funded third project 'What's upstairs' commenced
- Museum visitors survey carried out
- Displays worked on during the year: photographic collections in new case
- Musical instrument storage moved to Banbury Road
- Revised edition of the Museum Souvenir Guide published
- Funding from AHRB to research and make available on-line the Museum's collection of historical Tibetan photographs begins. Project is carried out jointly with the British Museum.
- Work begins on new development to south of main Museum building
- Work continues on Whats Upstairs project
- Museum to apply for Accreditation status from MLA
- New development building work due to complete
- The Museum's extension due to open
The financial support of this project by the ESRC is gratefully acknowledged.