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In 2016 the The Arts Society Kensington & Chelsea Heritage Volunteers contributed over 1100 hours of voluntary work thereby making a good contribution to the Greater London area total. I know how much the Heritage Volunteers enjoy their work and the fun they have with the other volunteers while carrying out their tasks. So do come and join us!

Some of the projects on which we are currently working include:
Book Conservation in the Reform Club, the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Medicine and other places.

We have volunteers welcoming visitors to the new Design Centre on Kensington High Street and also stewarding and guiding at Westminster Abbey, and we are just completing a project of finishing off kneelers and making them up for Fulham Palace Chapel.

We also have a joint project with the Wallace Collection where our members take art into Care Homes to discuss with groups of residents.

Within the next few months we shall be starting a Book Conservation project at the Royal Institution and two stitchery projects at a church in Pimlico.

This just gives you an idea of the kind of work that we do but there are plenty of other options on our list. Every volunteer receives training before starting on a project.

In April this year, the Greater London Area sponsored a two day course at the Royal School of Needlework entitled ‘an Introduction to Textile Conservation’. It was an excellent course, we all learned a lot and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. It is hoped to hold another one later this year – watch out for the information! 

For further information email: rosalie.gowlland@gmail.com