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Passionate about 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.


Appropriate 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.

playCLICK for Worcester Porcelain Video. 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 arts.

playCLICK for The Art of Giving. How we help with volunteering by supporting art & heritage.

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(1) Heritage Volunteer conserving books
(2) Hands-on Volunteering