Volunteers are still required to help with the cataloguing of the Lytham St Annes Art Collection.
The Tagging The Treasure project is sponsored by the Lottery Heritage Fund via Fylde Decorative and Fine Arts Society and participants are allocated a painting to research and offered free courses to demonstrate the wealth of research material available.
Andrew Walmsley, Community Heritage Manager for Lancashire County Council, led the latest course for volunteers at St Annes Library, outlining documentation available such as council minutes, local newspaper archives, reference books and maps. The Taggers were also taught to use the research technology available at the library and new volunteer Marjorie Gregson said: “It has been absolutely fascinating and stimulating to be given the opportunity to research a piece of art. The course at the library made me even more keen. It’s not just the subject matter but the additional social aspects that I find interesting.”
Andrew Walmsley said: “It’s a fascinating and exciting project and I am delighted to be associated with it.”
Details of how to get involved and more information about the project at www.lythamstannesartcollection.org.