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Sylvia, volunteer extraordinaire, shortlisted for Merseyside Woman of the Year

18 May 2012 by Lynn

Sylvia, volunteer at the Walker

The Education team at the Walker Art Gallery are pleased to announce that their nomination for the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards has been shortlisted – none other than Sylvia Jones

Celebrating her 80th birthday this year, Sylvia continues to be an inspiration for all women who work alongside her. Sylvia is an important figure in Liverpool’s art and culture scene and has been a committed volunteer at National Museums Liverpool for the past 25 years. We were inspired to nominate Sylvia for her enthusiasm, dedication and outstanding contribution to the Walker Art Gallery Education team, inspiring all those she comes in contact with. 

Sylvia volunteers at the Walker Art Gallery two days a week, leading adult tours and supporting Big Art for Little Artists, our dedicated children’s gallery. During her days in Big Art for Little Artists she works alongside school groups, nurseries and families. She guarantees that visitors receive a warm welcome, families have an enjoyable visit, helps prepare material for workshops and mends costumes (which she often takes home if she is unable to do this with our limited sewing kit). Sylvia ensures provision for our youngest visitors is always to the highest standard. As a retired primary school teaching her experience is an invaluable resource as she is able to adapt her classroom experiences to the gallery setting. 

Sylvia is a true ambassador for the city and for culture. She is an incredible inspiration to all who meet her, especially to her colleagues at the Walker who are fortunate enough to work alongside her. Sylvia’s contribution was recognised at the 2011 Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education and it would be wonderful to see Sylvia’s dedication and knowledge celebrated here in Merseyside as well. 

We would be delighted if you would help support Sylvia’s nomination by casting your vote on the Daily Post website. 

Vote for Sylvia Jones at: http://bit.ly/JSkhQf 

Thank you!

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