New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Job Vacancy: Weekend Operations Assistant at the Coffin Works

Posted January 21st, 2016 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We have a vacancy for a new team member at our award-winning Coffin Works, home to the highly rated Newman Brothers museum. Please forward to anyone you think may be interested. Do you have excellent customer service skills? Are you a practical problem-solver? ...

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Posted November 15th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested. INTRODUCTION For more than 90 years, Birmingham Civic Society has championed civic pride and worked to make Birmingham a better place for its citizens, visitors and workforce. Its work involves many activities some of which ...

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Multi-million pound boost to transform Jewellery Quarter

Posted October 22nd, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We are delighted and proud that we have been involved with the three projects in the Jewellery Quarter that have received more than £3.25 million between them in grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The official announcement was made today. In the ...

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Two key posts in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter

Posted October 12th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

HERITAGE/CONSERVATION: TWO KEY POSTS IN MANAGING BIRMINGHAM JEWELLERY QUARTER’S TOWNSCAPE HERITAGE PROJECT Subject to Heritage Lottery funding, the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust is seeking to appoint to two posts, based in the JQ, to lead implementation of the second stage of its exciting Townscape Heritage ...

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Highbury Heritage Trust: An invitation to become the Chair or a trustee and shape the future of an iconic historic house and garden – Highbury

Posted September 12th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with 2 Comments

In 1932 Highbury Estate – Highbury hall and its gardens, the Birmingham home of Joseph Chamberlain – was given in trust to the City of Birmingham. Since then it has been operated by Birmingham City Council as sole trustee. It has been ...

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Historic England’s FAVOURITE Angel Award; help us bring it back for Brum!

Posted July 16th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust have been invited to London on the 7th September to Historic England’s Angel Awards. We are hoping to bring back to Birmingham the national prize for the Best Rescue of an Industrial Building Award for 2015 for Newman Brothers ...

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A jaunt to the Country: Chedham’s Yard Visit by Owen Edmunds

Posted July 13th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

On Friday the 4th of July, a group of Birmingham Conservation Trust supporters and volunteers from The Coffin Works ventured over to Wellesbourne for a guided tour of Chedham’s Yard, a Blacksmiths and Wheelwrights yard that had been owned by the ...

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More than just a museum: Summer Food Feast-IVAL at the Coffin Works

Posted June 18th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

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It’s back! Re-Imagine: An ideas competition for creative re-use of Birmingham’s buildings at risk

Posted June 18th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Following the success of last year’s inaugural competition, Birmingham Civic Society and partner organisations are pleased to announce the launch of ‘Re-imagine’: a quest for creative ideas for the reuse of some of Birmingham’s most important and challenging buildings Why? Birmingham Civic Society is ...

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A warm welcome to our newest member of the team!

Posted June 4th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We are delighted to welcome Tonia Collett to the Birmingham Conservation Trust team. Tonia joins us as our Volunteer and Operations Manager for the Coffin Works. Tonia comes with a strong background in museums and tourism, having spent the last 10 years ...

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