A rewarding role for someone with a keen eye for detail and an interest in collections care.
The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library are on the lookout for volunteers to venture “behind the scenes” to support the ongoing care and recording of The Armitt’s collections.
Principle tasks include:
- Cataloguing, archiving, or transcribing items
- Digitise items such as photographs, glass plates, documents etc.
In this fascinating role, you’ll be able to find out more about The Armitt’s collection by getting involved with items up close. You will gain an insight into how a museum needs to work and function with items in its care, and how we aim to protect and preserve the collection for the future.
Skills and qualities
Full training will be provided. You can volunteer in a group or on your own for this role. Skills that will be developed include manual handling, recording and administrative skills.
Dates and availability
This is a regular weekly volunteering opportunity, with the option of a morning or afternoon session. We can work flexibly with you to determine what days would be of interest to you.
About the organisation
Full of interesting and unusual objects, The Armitt is a Museum, Gallery & Library that shares the history and heritage of Ambleside and its people. Founded by Mary Louisa Armitt in 1912, the Armitt is home to a varied collection of books, manuscripts, water-colours and archaeological remains, including Beatrix Potter’s fungi watercolours, Roman remains from the Ambleside fort, and Kurt Schwitters paintings.
If you are interested in this volunteer role or would like some more information about it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07442 972 270
N.B The Armitt is closed during January and early February to undertake installation works for new exhibitions in 2023.