The Arts and Crafts Hammersmith programme is currently seeking new volunteers to join a growing team, undertaking a vital role in the archiving, cataloguing and digitising of materials from Arts and Crafts pioneers William Morris and Emery Walker.
Arts and Crafts Hammersmith is a partnership between the Emery Walker Trust and the William Morris Society, who have come together to deliver a major £1m project that aims to celebrate and share the legacies and stories of Arts and Crafts pioneers William Morris and Emery Walker. The project is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and other charitable contributions. and runs until 2018.
The project combines significant refurbishment to the partners' historic house museums in West London; the cataloguing and digitising of substantial collections and archives; and a range of participatory and digital access activities. This year, 2016, marks the project's most intense time, with capital development and works with collections and archives reaching a crescendo over the summer.
We seek voluntary workers to join our project team, working with archive materials from Emery Walker's house at 7 Hammersmith Terrace and the Morris collections from Kelmscott House, whilst in temporary storage as capital works are undertaken. Under professional supervision, volunteers will be involved in a range of activities to manage, catalogue, digitise and promote the archive materials, and give us vital support to achieve our aims for a comprehensive publicly accessible online record in 2017.
Volunteers will be based in our temporary facility in Stockwell, South London, will be fully supported by professional archive and collections staff, and have the opportunity to learn new skills over the coming months. You will also be joining two organisations with a great track record of the positive promotion of volunteering across their many activities, Hours and days (Mon to Fri) to suit you. We will cover your out of pocket travel, and make you feel welcome.
Do please pass on to anyone who might benefit from a short term involvement with this fascinating and intense programme. A fabulous opportunity to work first hand with a unique and hitherto undiscovered heritage archive, under professional supervision.
To find out more, contact project manager Simon Daykin, 07789 796729, [log in to unmask]
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