Volunteers of Elstree and Borehamwood Museum, in the heart of Borehamwood, have been recognised as collection champions!
The team at the museum have been awarded a ‘Collection Champion’ SHARE* Award for Museum Volunteers. This award recognises the immense input volunteers make to museums, highlighting how important volunteers are and showcase the range of roles they undertake.
Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “This wonderful museum could not open to the public without the support of our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers.
“Our volunteers play a major role in caring for and interpreting our heritage and culture, ensuring that it is accessible to all, so I am delighted our volunteers have been recognised for the enormous contribution they make.
“The museum is such a friendly and welcoming place, with excellent collections and displays of Elstree and Borehamwood history, all of which have been recognised by SHARE. So, come visit us to see the stunning displays and evolving exhibitions.”
David Armitage, Museum Manager, said: “It was a bit of a shock when we were called out, as we were in the largest category up against some big museums.
“I would like to thank Ruth Stratton, Museum’s Officer at Hertsmere Borough Council for nominating us and for the continued help and support she offers.”
The museum's new exhibition ‘Toys, Games and Gadgets’ opens on 17 July. The museum is Tuesdays to Thursdays from 12pm to 6pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. Admission is free.
For more information about the museum please visit www.elstree-museum.org.uk
*SHARE Museum's East - regional museum's development network
Posted on Thursday 15th June 2017