Wednesday, December 19, 2012


FirstBASE is a brand new website from the Social History Curator's Group which allows users to search a well-stocked cellar of resources including books, articles, websites and museum collections to better inform your research.

The website has been designed primarily as a job-aid for museum professionals who are finding in their jobs that they need to know a bit about everything. The aim of the resource is to provide the means to interpret and improve their identification of social history objects. Don't let this curatorial slant put you off however, as the search criteria are broad enough to allow searches by theme, product or period in history. The interesting results return books, websites and details of museum collections. Add your own suggestions for resources to the site and comment on the ones you've used. The editor's choices are particularly good.