How do we conserve paper railway posters which were never intended to last?
Lorna Hogger is the Masterplan Curator at the National Railway Museum.
The biggest poster in our collection presents equally large conservation challenges.
Stanhope Forbes’ poster ‘The Permanent Way’ is unusual among railway posters in that it doesn’t show an idyllic holiday destination or stylish engine whooshing through a scenic landscape.
The iconic images in our collection of railway posters are always popular with visitors and researchers—and we’re acquiring more.
Lorna Hogger shares what she’s learned about a technique for producing posters which was used for over a century.
Our collections aren’t all about the past—these concept drawings and designs are all about the future.
The redevelopment of Kings Cross Station has been awarded an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage in the area of conservation.
From the early days to visions of the future, our archive offers a picture of Manchester Piccadilly over the years.
A delve into the Museum’s archives reveals a railway design icon.
Think that a week relaxing at the beach is good for you? In the early 1900s, visiting the coast for a dip in the sea was thought to cure all manner of ailments. But what happened when the summer season was over and you had to leave all that fresh air and sea water behind?
Lorna Hogger takes a trip down memory lane with some cheerful railway posters from our vast collection.
We enlisted the help of some of our brilliant volunteers to help make an extensive photography collection accessible.