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We're Celebrating #NationalVolunteerWeek!

  • Post Date4/27/2017
  • AuthorSpurlock staff
  • Reading Time2 minute read

We're celebrating #NationalVolunteerWeek because we ♥ our volunteers and the crucial work they do for us day after day. Take a look at some pictures of them in action!

  • closeup of woman with name tag posing in central core
  • closeup of woman's hands with clipboards and supply boxes

Joanna is a new member of our docent corps. She leapt right in to helping set up and guide tours with schoolchildren during our busy spring field trip rush.

  • an elderly woman inputs information into databases
  • elderly woman and student worker work at computers

Martha has been a museum volunteer with the Registration Section for many years. A retired librarian, Martha researches historic documents and catalogs in order to learn more about our oldest collections. Her research leads to more informed database records. She is a joy to work with!

  • volunteer in a blue smock reviews artifacts on a cart
  • volunteer placing objects in a storage drawer

Collections volunteer Soffia, formerly a paid undergraduate student employee, has returned to campus as a graduate student and graciously offered us some of her time this semester! Here, Soffia is working on returning some artifacts to their storage drawers.

  • volunteer poses with a colorful shirt-type object undergoing photography

Michael Bezushko is a graduate student at theSchool of Information Sciences at Illinois. He’s been a Registration volunteer at the Spurlock Museum since July 2016. Michael has worked to catalogue over 900 bank notes. More recently, Michael has helped with photography and processing of oversize textiles.

Professor Emeritus Clark Cunningham (not pictured) volunteers his time in many projects around the museum, sharing his scholarly expertise on Southeast Asia. He reviews collections, consults on exhibit development, and recently wrote a series of photo essays about his fieldwork. Take a look at these articles in the Buddhism in Mid-20th Century Thai Villages online exhibit.

Thank you everyone!