|Volunteers Sought for Hogarth's House|
To give tours and participate in events and activities
Work to refurbish Hogarth’s House in Chiswick with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund is progressing beautifully. The House is expected to be open in autumn this year and so it is time to start the process of recruiting volunteers to support the work of the House and its staff once open. Hopefully local people can help by getting involved with the project.
The House was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697-1764) from 1749 until his death. It was restored and opened to visitors by a local benefactor in 1904. Currently closed for refurbishment the Grade 1 Listed House will reopen in October 2011. Visitors will be welcomed at a combined reception and shop. The new interpretation scheme will present the historic house as the home not only of the Hogarth family but also of a number of interesting residents over two centuries. Occasional special exhibitions, study facilities and a learning programme will also be provided.
Those interested should send a letter of application, clearly setting out their skills and experience in relation to this post as well as any specific duties they are interested in to John Collins, c/o Gunnersbury Park Museum, Gunnersbury Park, London W3 8LQ or email to John.Collins@Laing.com by July 26th.
July 11, 2011