Includes interesting stories from the world of leather and updates on the Museum. Issued periodically.
I have always hated the thought of cruising. I get seasick very easily and I don’t like the idea of the fabricated unreal environment that I imagined you got travelling around on a big cruise ship. But we were persuaded by some very longstanding friends to try a Baltic cruise two weeks ago and I […]
To copy from her public profile Mary Rose is Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation at Lancaster University Management School. She specialises in evolutionary approaches to innovation, the relationships between innovation, entrepreneurship and communities of practice, institutional influences on knowledge exchange past and present and social media and business […]
One of the most significant collections within our many thousands of objects is our glove collection. There are only three significant glove collections in Europe plus two in the USA. In the USA we have the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Fulton County Museum in Gloversville while in the UK we have a private […]
Last week I was talking to MSc students at the University of Northampton about the use of technical trajectories in innovation. We look at history because technological change generally proceeds by the same core design configurations that define future developmental trajectories. In industries like leather limited searching for new ideas takes place since there is […]
Tanners and Brewers know about each other. They were often to be found in the same cities. Think of Leeds, Glasgow or Northampton. Both industries required a good supply of fresh water and produced essential items for conurbations. It is the same today except that a modern tannery does not use nearly so much water […]
The All China Leather Exhibition was the venue where the The Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton launched a fund raising initiative to establish the new International Centre on the Waterside Campus which the University is building close to the town centre. This will include the International Museum of Leather Craft (IMOLC), the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies […]
A museum is built around the artefacts it holds. The way they are displayed and utilised is evolving all the time as society and our engagement with the past evolves, but it is the artefacts which count. While anyone visiting Abington House to view the displays will be amazed by the breadth and depth of the collection, along […]