The Group is made up of Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and supporters connected to Provincial Libraries and Museums throughout the country. The purpose of the Group is to act as a forum to assist and support, through education, communication, co-ordination of effort, and other means, those individuals involved with the collection, management, and preservation of the masonic heritage. It has the active help and support of the staff at the Library & Museum of Freemasonry at Freemasons’ Hall in London.
The Group meets twice a year, generally on the last Saturday of September at Great Queen Street, London, for the AGM, and on the last Saturday of March in one of the Provinces. The agenda for both meetings usually includes an update report on activities at the Library and Museum; speakers on a wide variety of topics, e.g. conservation, organisation, protection, renovation and marking of exhibits; a visit to the host facilities of the host Province when meeting outside London; identification of unusual items brought by members, and a general forum for exchange of ideas.
Whilst some formalities are observed, meetings are generally informal and geared to the wishes and needs of the members in attendance. They usually last a day with lunch available at most locations.
Membership is by simple application to the Hon Secretary below and is open to masons and non-masons alike. There is a modest annual subscription of £5 per member to cover the paperwork.
Further information is available from Vic Brown E email@example.com