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THE ARTS SOCIETY
HAMPSHIRE & IOW AREA

More than 3,500 people are involved in hundreds of projects nationwide. They help conserve our heritage for future generations by stewarding, cataloguing, conserving books, textiles, armour and weaponry in historic houses, libraries and museums.

Heritage Volunteering in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Area

Current Projects:

  • The Arts Society Alresford - Gurkha museum collections
  • The Arts Society Alton - Gilbert White collections
  • The Arts Society Basingstoke - Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) museum, silver
  • The Arts Society New Forest - Oral history at the St Barbe Museum Project agreed and funded, awaiting start (see cheque presentation right)
  • The Arts Society Petersfield -  Scanning photo negatives collection.
  • The Arts Society Portsdown - Conserving materials (eg. textiles, photographs, books, silver) at Stansted House (see photograph on the right). Book conservation at the Royal Navy Admiralty Library, Portsmouth.
  • The Arts Society Romsey  - Care of the collections at King John's House, Romsey. 
  • The Arts Society Sarisbury Green - Care of the collection of medal at the Royal Marines Museum, Southsea.
  • The Arts Society Southampton - Maritime Local History collections. Mayflower Theatre collections.
  • The Arts Society Test Valley - Uniform covers stitching
  • The Arts Society Winchester - City Museum, front of house
  • The Arts Society Test Valley, The Arts Society Winchester & The Arts Society Romsey - 3 societies assisting with the Digitithe Project with Hampshire County Council Records Office. Hampshire County Council's Film and Sound Recording Cataloguing Project.

Completed Projects:

  • The Arts Society Alresford - Gurkha museum medals
  • The Arts Society Alton - Gilbert White stewarding
  • The Arts Society Grayshott - Ceremonial banner creation, repair and restoration of kneelers, creation of alter frontal gold work
  • The Arts Society Hart - restoration of the Wellington gun carriage
  • The Arts Society Meon Valley - Oral history project
  • The Arts Society Portsea Island - Royal Armoury, RM Museum archives, Royal Military Police
  • The Arts Society Romsey - NT Mottisfont House inventory marking, book accessioning and photo albums, conservation of militia flag at King John's House, 
  • The Arts Society Solent NT Uppark House replica dress, replica costumes, I N M book conservation
  • The Arts Society Southampton - City Centre Archive