Care of our museum collection is the job of our Collections Group, a small team of dedicated volunteers. We are grateful to ongoing support of Museum Development Yorkshire who provide training and opportunities to liaise with colleagues from other museums. They are supporting us again with training for our volunteers to show them the special cleaning methods and object handling techniques which will help ensure the long-term care of items entrusted to us. We are currently seeking funding to install window blinds to improve protection of items on display following previous guidance support from MDY. Museum Development Yorkshire is part of the York Museums Trust. It provides advice and support for museums in Yorkshire and the Humber and is funded by Arts Council England.
Our Collections Group meets weekly and undertake a variety of tasks including cataloguing and adding items to our Collection as well as research and display design. There’s much to do and new volunteers are welcome – just get in touch if you’d like to know more or see what they do.