Anglo-Saxon CSI: Sittingbourne

Another benefit of volunteers
November 23, 2010, 7:20 pm
Filed under: Community, news

This is just to notify anyone who doesn’t know about the exciting volunteer project at the Museum of London and a brief article featured in this month’s ICON News (November 2010 – issue 31).

The museum has run a number of volunteer programmes during the past 8 years since its archive (LAARC) opened to the public in 2002.  The current scheme, VIP (Volunteer Inclusion Programme), which has been funded by Renaissance London, has been running since 2008.  However, the aim of all the programmes has been to help improve accessibility to the archives by employing the help of volunteers who  update storage, such as repackaging, and documentation.  The added values and benefits of this approach have been those of teaching new skills, engaging the public, and introducing conservation to a new generation, as well as simply completing the work much faster.

Museum of London

From October to December 2010 (OK, October has passed and this post is a bit behind!) the volunteer programme will be on display in the Museum galleries.  VIP graduates will be there to interact with the public to explain the work involved in repackaging and documentation of collections.

As CSI: Sittingbourne is not open at the moment then you might like to pay a visit and have a look at this event instead, as well as the new galleries that opened a few months ago.  The archaeological collections officers are supervising hour long sessions at the Clore Learning Centre in addition to the gallery demonstrations.  Activities take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays until 10th December.

For more information about this event or any of the other volunteer programmes have a look at the links below.

What’s on at the Museum of London

Working life of Museum of London

Volunteer Inclusion Programme

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I would like to find out more about how I can become a volunteer with the volunteer inclusion project and any more training days you will be running. What time are the hour long sessions at the Clore Centre? Thank you . Best regards, Fern Presant

Comment by Fern Presant

This is at the museum of london. If you want to find out more then it is better to contact them, either via email or phone. The details can be found on the website links at the bottom of the post. I hope this helps you and good luck!

Comment by anglosaxoncsi

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