VOLUNTEERS DIG DEEP TO OFFER VISITORS A UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO MINING ART Thursday, 7 December 2017
Dedicated volunteers from across County Durham are collecting and sharing the personal stories, and unique history, behind some of the region’s most powerful and emotive artwork.
The team of 50 volunteers are giving their time to ensure that visitors leave the Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland, inspired by the unique stories and history behind the artworks on display.
The gallery explores working life in the coalmines and mining communities through powerful artwork and original artefacts.
All of the gallery’s volunteers live in County Durham, and many draw on their own memories and family connections to offer visitors a more personal understanding of the mining world.
They are also on hand to listen to visitors’ own recollections of life in mining communities, recording and sharing the information among the volunteering team in order to update and improve their own knowledge.
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