The Holburne Museum, Bath
Since the 15th June 2013 I have been volunteering on a weekly basis at The Holburne Museum.
My main role is gallery steward. However, I have also worked on the information desk and in the shop. I have volunteered for special events such as The Big Draw where I helped children make superhero masks, capes and badges. In these roles I have learnt how to interact with visitors, talk in depth about the art and promote the museum and it’s special exhibitions. I have also been given the role of taking the light meter readings, which means I test how much light is on the paintings in the museum. If the levels are too high then I have to adjust the blinds and lights. This task has helped me to gain knowledge about how to preserve art.
I have been part of great exhibitions including Rembrandt and his Contemporaries: Paintings from the Royal Collection and The Duchess of Cambridge portrait by Paul Emsley.
My time volunteering has been an invaluable experience. I really enjoy going to the Holburne every week and I am constantly learning about different styles of art and how a museum runs.