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Volunteer Abi Taylor listing Ludlow Museum Resource Centre's archaeological collections

Volunteer Abi Taylor listing Ludlow Museum Resource Centre’s archaeological collections

Volunteering for Shropshire’s Heritage is a three year long Heritage Lottery funded project working with volunteers across Shropshire Archives and Museums Service to catalogue, digitize,  conserve, promote and research our collections. We currently have over three hundred volunteers registered with us. We’re aiming to do all kinds of activities that should unlock some of Shropshire’s incredibly rich and diverse collections. Some of the collections we’ll be working with include the following:

  • The historic records of Shrewsbury Borough
  • Numismatics
  • Archaeology
  • Photographic collections
  • Museum social history collections
  • Collections of miscellaneous uncatalogued archives
  • Collections of printed ephemera
  • Museum natural history collections
  • Collections of geology
  • Art

Volunteers will bring their extensive local knowledge to the collections and will have the opportunity to learn, meet others and acquire new skills. Also with the help of volunteers, we’ll be providing displays and exhibitions (the Photographs of Shrewsbury Shops by Joseph Lewis Della Porta in 2013, and the History of Shrewsbury in 2014) and two brand new local history centres in Whitchurch and Market Drayton. It’s going to be a busy three years: we’re hoping to learn lots of really exciting things and you may be sure that we;ll be posting it here when we do!

Volunteers at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre

Volunteers at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre

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