Volunteering Category

Can you help us test our website?
May 2017

    We are looking for volunteers to help us test and develop our website – either in person or online. We are running a session in Higher Broughton on Tuesday 16th May between 12.30pm and 3.00pm, where volunteers will be asked to use the website and give us their views. This should take about […]

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Archive Volunteer, Barbara, finds her School Photograph

After spending a year helping to clean and catalogue the collection’s thousands of negatives, project volunteer Barbara finally found herself in a school photograph at our Salford Museum and Art Gallery Exhibition. As a child she went to St. Lawrence’s School and this photograph shows  her on the front row (arms crossed, second from the left). […]

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Specialist Film and Glass Plate Cleaning

The collection arrived in its original boxes, most of which hadn’t been opened for decades and were full of dust and dirt. We invited Photographic Conservation specialist, Lorraine Finch, to appraise the collection and, later, to run training courses on handling, cleaning and rehousing the negatives for our staff and volunteers. Since January 2015 we’ve […]

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Cleaning and Storing the Archive

We advertised on the Do It volunteering site at Salford CVS for Archive and Photographic volunteering roles. We really didn’t know how much interest we would have in the work, and we were totally delighted to have a huge response to the advert. We now have a regular group of volunteers who work with our […]

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