Guildford Museum is carrying out an inventory of all collections as part of a wider collections review to help better understand the collections. They are seeking volunteers to help with this work.
This first stage will be to make an inventory of the Archaeology collections from May to November 2014. Volunteers do not need to have specific knowledge or experience of archaeology or other collections work, but will need to be comfortable using computers to type up results. The project will continue until all collections have been inventoried (to include needlework, local history and art). Volunteers are not being asked to commit to helping with the entire project.
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wishes to learn more about the archaeology of Surrey and the Borough of Guildford, or emerging heritage professionals who want to gain practical, hands-on experience of collections work to build their CVs. Email Catriona.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Volunteers must be 18 or over and will need to have:
An interest in the heritage of Surrey or working in the heritage sector
Confidence in using computers and basic word processing packages
Good, legible handwriting
Some experience of data entry
Willingness to work as part of a team and take direction as required
A careful, methodical approach to tasks and good attention to detail
Volunteers will also gain:
Training and experience in handling, packing and identifying museum objects
Basic archaeological artefact knowledge as well as an understanding of how archaeological archives are formed
Training in museum condition checking procedures and a basic awareness of signs of artefact deterioration or damage.
Woking Road depot near Bellfields Road and Mangles Road. No travel expenses are available but the store can be reached on foot or bicycle from the town centre (about 20-30 minutes’ walk), and there is free parking onsite. Bus route number 34/35.
Weekly places available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from Wednesday 14th May 2014, usually 10:30-3:30. Volunteers can join us on any or all three of these days to suit.