THE ARTS SOCIETY MAYFORD

Heritage Update

July 2014

It has just been announced that The Lightbox has now been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Award . “The Lightbox focuses largely on art, making it unique on this shortlist. It engages directly with its community, inspires creativity for all ages and abilities, exceptionally so, and has a brilliant young curator’s programme”. Both central NADFAS and Mayford DFAS have built a strong relationship with The Lightbox, Woking’s Museum and Gallery that has been open now for several years. The Lightbox was the winner of the 2008 Art Fund Prize, against stiff competition nationally, as well as a number of architectural awards. NADFAS have arranged successful lectures at The Lightbox and we have provided funds to “The Young Curators Project”. Our society has provided 20 volunteers and other local NADFAS societies 17 volunteers in a total of over 200 volunteers who undertake work restoring, cataloguing, assembling exhibitions, welcoming visitors, helping in the shop and with oral history. If you are interested in volunteering at the Lightbox please contact Jan Rubin, e-mail at info@mayford-dfas.org.uk