LCT 7074 digitisation project- Volunteer role

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is looking for volunteers to be part of this exciting project that forms part of the “Resurrection of a D Day Hero” project to restore and relocate the only surviving landing craft from D Day to make it publicly accessible at the D Day Story museum in Southsea.
We are looking for volunteers to help catalogue and scan archives from the Combined Operations Experimental Establishment (COXE), which now forms part of the collections of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
This unique collection consists of construction plans, photograph albums and glass plate negatives of all amphibious craft and technical equipment emanating from the establishment between the 1940s and the 1970s.
We are looking for people with an interest in naval history and with some experience of using a computer or scanner, although full training will be offered on all aspects of the task.

What’s involved?
• Carefully and accurately entering data into the NMRN’s Cataloguing database
• Scanning plans and photographs as needed
• Working alongside Curatorial and Collections teams as required
• Working in accordance with an agreed program of work as set out and directed by the Curator.

• Alerting the Curator to any issues relating to the collection.

• Working in a safe manner, ensuring own and other’s awareness of and compliance with their responsibilities under the NMRN Health and Safety Policy, and all other appropriate legislation and regulations relating thereto.

• Promoting the NMRN in a positive manner at all times.

Why get involved?

• Be part of a friendly team
• Learn more about the Royal Navy
• Develop new skills
• Be part of history and preservation of the past
• Help increase accessibility to historical documents
• Opportunity to contribute to the valuable work and development of the Museum.


How to get involved?
• If you are interested in taking part in this project, please email kate.braun@NMRN.org.uk

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands