Category Archives: sport

Silverstone Heritage Project awarded £9.1m by Heritage Lottery Fund

Many congratulations to friends and colleagues at the Silverstone Heritage Project, the BRDC Archive and Mather Design on their Stage 2 HLF pass.  Plans are now moving quickly towards the Spring 2019 opening date for the Centre, not just building and fitting out, but gathering in those private collections that are such an important part of British racing heritage.  More details at  http://www.silverstone.co.uk/about/silverstone-heritage-experience/

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Kent Cricket Heritage Trust

I’ve been helping out the recently established KCCC Heritage Trust with curatorial advice on their collections.  Care and cataloguing are the priorities and they have a great collection to share more widely.  It was a privilege to handle material like the original 1876 scorebook for WG Grace’s 344 against Kent – the first ever score over 300 and his highest.  There are many memories of the 1970s glory years to bring a tear to the eye of us Kent fans, but also an eye on contemporary collecting.

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Qatar Olympic and Sport Museum research

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Mather are designing the new 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sport Museum in Doha and I’ve been helping with the content development.  That’s meant researching the story of  different sports from all around the world, some familiar and loved (probably a bit too much cricket in there), others less known.  Camel racing, anyone?

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