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Heritage Volunteering

There are some exciting new Volunteering opportunities:

The Wiener Holocaust Library,  Russell SquareThe Wiener Holocaust Library in Russell Square is looking for 5 volunteers to help to prepare documents in their 20th Century archive for digitisation.  There will be an Open Day on Tuesday, 10th March at the Library for all those interested in working on this project  -  there is only space for 10 volunteers on the Open Day so please  advise your members to book their place on the Open Day as soon possible! The library would like the project to take place on a Tuesday, working from 10.30 to 1.00pm  Training will be given by the Head of Collections.  This library is situated in a beautiful, light and airy Georgian  building close to Russell Square underground station and volunteers working on this project will have free access to talks, films and conferences plus tea, coffee and biscuits at the library. 

Bentley Priory Museum, Mansion House Drive, Stanmore

Bentley Priory Museum  is looking for volunteers to help with supporting arts and craft activities with children and families during the holidays.  Specific training will be given for each activity for each holiday.  Hours are flexible and by arrangement with the museum but usually 11.am to 3.00pm. 

For Heritage Volunteering opportunities please contact Glenys Crane 020 8650 0617 who can tell you more about all of our volunteering opportunities

Course at The Royal School of Needlework

A follow up course has been arranged at the Royal School of Needlework for Heritage Volunteers from the Greater London Area so we can increase our skills in textile conservation.  The course will take place at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace on 2 separate days - Thursday, 4th June and Thursday, 11th June. This is a two day course so you should be able to come for both days.  The course content depends on how many people who came on the previous course come on this one so it will be decided nearer June.  The cost will be £50 per person with the Arts Society paying the balance of the fee.  If you would like to attend this course, this is done by paying the £50   Please contact  rosalie.gowlland@gmail.com or telephone  01380 859186 to book a place.

Book Conservation Training Days in 2020  

The 2 Book Conservation Training days this year will be held at Arts Society House on Tuesday,7th April and Tuesday, 27th October. If you have are interested in doing Book Conservation, do book early as these places get booked up very quickly.  Every Arts Society volunteer wanting to do Book Conservation MUST have attended one of these courses.  Please contact  rosalie.gowlland@gmail.com or telephone  01380 859186 to book a place.

Banner Illustration: Guillaumin Bridge of Louis Phillipe  , Open access image Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington