Gallery Attendants Urgently Needed!

The Lace Guild in Stourbridge is preparing to reopen its doors on May 19… and the museum urgently needs volunteers! After a long and difficult year under lockdown, the Wordsley-based educational charity is preparing a relaunch with an exhibition of 20th Century Lace...

Renaissance Tape Lace
Renaissance Tape Lace

Pattern for fan with butterflies, early 20th Century

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Carrickmacross Guipure
Carrickmacross Guipure

Modesty Vest: Art Nouveau style lace c1900

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Poinsettia Needle Lace
Poinsettia Needle Lace

Patricia Fletcher, gift from Dr C.R. Fletcher.

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Renaissance Tape Lace
Renaissance Tape Lace

Pattern for fan with butterflies, early 20th Century

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Sue Smith, Chair of the Lace Guild, said: ‘We are planning an exciting return with our 20th Century Lace exhibition, which will showcase important artefacts from our collection.

‘To do this safely, we need to recruit volunteers to help as gallery attendants. We are inviting local people, fashion or textiles students to come and spend a day with us. In return for their time, they will be able to access our collection and archive to help with their studies.’

 

 

 

The Lace Guild is a small independent accredited Museum run entirely by volunteers from a Victorian building in Stourbridge. The Hollies houses a collection of more than 16,000 artefacts, a goldmine for anyone interested in the history of textiles. Founded more than 40 years ago, the Guild collects both antique and contemporary lace and works to keep lace making alive as a registered education charity and membership organisation.

To volunteer for the role of gallery attendant, please email office@laceguild.org with your name, availability, and location and put ‘Volunteering’ in the subject line.

 

The role is also being advertised on Facebook. Go to our Facebook page using the icon below and click on the Jobs tab.