Date completed : 30 June 2013 Duration : 10 Months
Melanie Leach

The requirements of the HLF funding called for a volunteer project. To meet this request I helped set up a project to enlist and work with a volunteer sewing group in relining the 1960’s orange velvet curtains for the Entrance Hall. The Curtains were part of the newly designed Entrance Hall, decorated for a visit by the Queen in 1967. This was an enjoyable shared experience, engaging with a wider community and working together onsite in the Drawing Room of The Red House. I learnt a lot from working with volunteers, who came from outside the conservation world, using my experience to lead them in the task. We worked together well and were able to achieve excellent results on a limited budget. I also benefited by learning from the volunteers about the context of the collection and the Britten-Pears Foundation.

The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Britten-Pears Foundation
The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Britten-Pears Foundation
The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Britten-Pears Foundation
The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Britten-Pears Foundation
The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Britten-Pears Foundation
The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Britten-Pears Foundation
The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Britten-Pears Foundation
The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Britten-Pears Foundation
The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Britten-Pears Foundation
The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Britten-Pears Foundation

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