Heritage Issues? Keen to learn new skills?
Wish to support the arts in the local
community? Why not play a part in
preserving our national heritage by
archiving, stewarding, and conserving
books and textiles in museums, galleries,
National Trust properties, historic houses
and libraries nationwide and make new
friends at the same time.
The Arts Society
Heritage Volunteers are members who give
their time to help preserve our heritage;
people with commitment, discipline and
enthusiasm; people who have the ability to
work as part of a team; people who find
the work stimulating and rewarding.
Volunteers archive anything from military
memorabilia to photographic collections,
making replica costumes and conserving
books and textiles.
training is given to all Heritage
Volunteers by professional conservators,
curators and advisers. Training is given
in the conservation of books, manuscripts,
archives and maps; cataloguing documents
and archival listing etc.
The Arts Society
Scarborough has for many years had various
teams of volunteers working in local
museums, galleries, libraries, historic
houses, churches and archives, conserving
valuable and historic items for
generations to come. Our Heritage
Volunteers, together with those from York,
worked on a book conservation project in
the library at Scampston Hall.
CLICK for Worcester
Porcelain Video to watch
Heritage Volunteers at work helping to
conserve some pattern books at Worcester
Porcelain Museum. These were given
in The Arts Society's name by the Art Fund
to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The
Arts Society and our contribution to the
CLICK for The Art of
Living. ‘The Art of
Living', has replaced the volunteering
supplement in 2015 and can be found by
clicking the above link.