26 March 2010 by Sam
For the past month a group of 24 volunteers aged 16-25 have been receiving in-depth training, prior to being let loose on gallery with specially chosen handling objects.
The group have worked with curators and education staff to learn about objects from our World Cultures gallery at World Museum; looking at how they were made and what they were used for. Linking in to our Wild Wild World series of events to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, our volunteers also found out about the natural materials each object was made from. The natural resources used are themselves very interesting and include snow goggles made from caribou antler and Japanese netsuke made from vegetable ivory.
Our friendly team of Discovery Volunteers will be in the World Cultures gallery passing on what they have learnt to visitors from 11am – 4pm each day during the Easter holidays – Monday 29 March to Sunday 18 April.
Why not visit them and find out more. You will have the chance to quiz our volunteers, handle museum objects and even try some of them on!
Discovery Volunteers go wild! is supported by v, the national young volunteers service. You can find out more on the v website and the youth volunteering page of the National Museums Liverpool website.
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