Costume & Textile Collection Technician


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When

Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:00 PM - Sat Sep 01, 2018 04:30 PM

Where

400 Nevin Ave.Richmond, CA 94802
Richmond Museum of History
Richmond Museum of History is housed in a historic Carnegie Library built in 1910.

About

The Richmond Museum of History seeks assistance with the costume/textile portion of the permanent collection. The volunteer will work closely with the Museum staff to process incoming acqusitions and prepare texiles for long term storage. Volunteers may also be asked to assist in dressing mannequins for exhibitions. Skills including making padded hangers and sewing labels into costume are highly desired.

The Richmond Museum of History is located roughly six blocks from BART and one block from AC Transit 72 line.

The Richmond Museum of History is located in the heart of downtown Richmond and is proud to be the oldest organization in West Contra Costa County dedicated to preserving local history. The Richmond Museum of History is housed in a Carnegie Library and owns the most significant collection of historical material and documents in the local area. The permanent collection was established in 1950 and is comprised of a variety of materials including textiles, fine art, archaeological collections, historical artifacts, documents, photographs. The Museum staff is small but what we lack in capacity, we far make up for in enthusiasm and love for our work.

The Richmond Museum of History is currently transitioning from a grassroots, volunteer lead effort to a professional nonprofit lead by academically trained staff. The staff is working to reinvigorate the museum, gain new support within the community and seeks to become more relevant to the modern residents of Richmond. We accomplish this by conducting community outreach, broadening the scope of history we interpret and hosting community advisory meetings.

Skills

  • History
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Sewing

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • open

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