New Heritage Volunteering Project

Published on 10 May 2022 Under Latest News

We have been contacted by Hilary Olleson, Head of Heritage Volunteering at The Arts Society, about a new heritage project that members can do from home.

Her email said:

“This will be another country-wide and ‘Remote – work from home’ digitising project and is with the National Archive at Kew.

“This is a huge collection, but the area we will be working in will be the transcribing and noting of all details in copyright materials held in the Archive. In our case this will cover paintings, drawings, advertising, and packaging documents and imagery.

“These are often mid-nineteenth and early twentieth papers and should be fascinating to work on and, as an added bonus, a possible trip down memory lane.

“It does offer the chance to become a Heritage Volunteer wherever you live and for those who cannot get to an ‘in person’ project. You can in fact do it from anywhere in the world as long as you are a TAS member or become a Support member.

“Once we have some interested members, the Curator from the Archive will offer us a Town Hall meeting on Zoom or similar to show exactly how we will do this and also show some of the materials we would be working with.:

Anyone interested in learning more about this please should contact Hilary or Rosalie.


Caption: Photograph by Mike Peel ( Creative Commons