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Collections Volunteers, The Lace Guild Museum

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The Lace Guild Museum is a small independent accredited Museum run entirely by volunteers, housed in a detached Edwardian building in the heart of the Stourbridge Glass Quarter.

It is a specialist museum with a large collection of lace and lace related artefacts. The Museum collects both antique and contemporary lace. The Lace Guild CIO, a membership organisation and registered Education Charity, was founded nearly 50 years ago to encourage the up take and further knowledge about this fascinating heritage craft.

Volunteers are needed across the range of their activities. Knowledge of lace and lacemaking is not essential, but an interest in textiles helps. They need volunteers in a range of our activities including meeting and greeting visitors to the building, helping other volunteers with the museum, library and archive, photographing the collection and archive, light gardening duties to keep the small garden neat and tidy as well as helping with the sales of donated second hand items and publications.

Collections volunteers will

  • Learn about the collection and its history
  • Help visitors and answer queries
  • Work with other volunteers to sort, catalogue and accession items into the collections
  •  Keep the collections area clean and tidy
  •  Assist with displays
  • Comply with the Lace Guild CIO’s relevant Policies and Procedures
  • Represent the professional standards of the charity


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