Exhibition Research Volunteer
In 2022-23, Wakefield Museums & Castles will be exploring the stories of the women who have made their mark on the Wakefield district, in an exciting programme of exhibitions and displays across our venues and associated digital content.
We are looking for Research Volunteers to support our Curators in uncovering the fascinating stories associated with women in our district. This research will feed into and inform our programme of exhibitions and displays, and associated digital content. We need you to use a variety of sources to find exciting stories that will educate and inspire our visitors and audiences.
You will carry out historical research using a variety of sources, such as articles, websites like FindMyPast, other museum or archive collections, and books. You may visit archives to research original documents (if willing). We'll need you to write up your research in a clear and concise way, with reference to your sources.
Topics include Pontefract's female Victorian business owners, Alice Gostick, women's rugby, women in the tailoring industry, and significant women in the city of Wakefield, including Jean Tyrell, Sheila Capstick and Ann Dixon.