Being a Friends’ volunteer offers the opportunity for more involvement in various aspects of Museum life. You can help at special events, at the mailing of the Friends' quarterly Newsletter, Bowes Arts and occasional mail outs for The Museum .
Volunteers are also sought to help in the new Archives Reading Room, which would involve transcribing John and Josephine Bowes' bills and receipts, amongst other fascinating documents. An on-line database is being created to catalogue the Museum's collections, enabling easier access for the public.
For more information please contact:
Leigh Shaw on email@example.com
or tel. 01833 690606 ext 253
(Direct line is 01833 694610)
Following the AGM of The Friends on 14 May 2013, the following members were elected:
Committee for 2012-2013.
Patron: The Earl of Strathmore
President: The Hon Harry Vane DL
Vice Presidents :
Lesley Taylor MBE
Chairman: Caroline Peacock
Hon Secretary: Clarissa Milbank
Hon Asst Secretary: Susan Kirkbride
Hon Treasurer: Catherine Sunley
Hon Asst Treasurer: Shirley Richardson
Events Committee Convenor : Moppet Cooke-Hurle
Events Committee Secretary: Susan Kirkbride
Newsletter Editor Diana Collecott
Press and Publicity: Tony Seward
Marketing Group Secretary Clarissa Milbank
John Bird (2014) Jonathan Peacock (2014) Joanna Tait-Lovatt OBE (2015) Diana Collecott (2015) Dianne Austin (2016) Tony Seward (2016) Moppet Cooke-Hurle (2016)
Membership secretaries: Moppet Cooke-Hurle and Shirley Richardson
With a generous donation from an individual member of the Friends and matching funding from the Friends organisation, the Director of The Bowes Museum now has an immediate source of income for acquisitions.
Initial funding of £10,000 was provided by a member, who wishes to remain anonymous, and an equal amount was given by the Friends to set up this fund. It will enable the Director to purchase an item for the Museum Collections without the delay necessitated by contacting all the members of the Committee individually or waiting for the next meeting of the Executive Committee.
Other donors will be approached to augment this fund in future.
This funding does not preclude the Director from seeking further and additional funding from the Friends’ organisation.