Marsh Museum of London Volunteer Team Award

This Award is run in partnership with the Museum of London and recognises the exceptional contributions of some of the hundreds of volunteers who help the Museum to share with the public Londonís great history.

From looking after collections and archives, to supporting learning programmes and welcoming visitors, the role of volunteers is vital to the Museum. The Volunteer Team of the Year Award recognises volunteers who have successfully worked together as a team on the same project which has made a significant contribution to the Museum.

The Award scheme is made up of three Awards:
Volunteer Team of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Young Volunteer of the Year

Pictured right: Sainsbury's Volunteer Archive Team

The 2015 winner is the Core Archaeological Archive Team

The Core volunteer team at the Archaeological Archive have a cumulative length of service of over 120 years. These eleven individuals have dedicated enormous amounts of time and energy to the museumís archaeological collections, fundamentally improving access and research of the collection over the years.

The earliest members of the team started in 2002 when the Archaeological Archive officially opened as the centre for deposition of material excavated from the city and boroughs of London. Under the Minimum Standards Programme, the first of the core volunteers undertook the task of bringing the collections up to the proper standards of documentation and care.

The work of this team perhaps goes unnoticed but these individuals have tirelessly worked to improve the basics of the collections, uncovering new objects and stories hidden away in the shelves of the Archive. They have also dedicated their time to numerous events which have engaged the public at the Archive, the museum or other areas across London. They have assisted on open days, worked with schools and helped run family events.


Museum of London
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Tel: 020 7001 9844



Previous Winners:

2014 The Sainsbury Archive Volunteers