Ah, boxes. If you’re a collector of something that comes in a box, then you know that preserving the box can be a key part of retaining the item’s value. Museum folks preserve boxes because, well, if an item finds itself in the collection, it needs to be preserved.* And still, other people wish to preserve boxes if they contain something special or if they’re still being actively used to hold things!
A long-time friend, game inventor and past Museum Minute guest-blogger, Kim Vandenbroucke, recently asked me to write about how her readers could best preserve their board game boxes, whether they’re collectors or active players. I was honored to write blog post on the subject, which is posted in full on Kim’s blog The Game Aisle. I was also honored to see an excerpt of my post on Global Toy News — now there’s somewhere I’d never thought I’d be published.
So this week, why don’t you hop on over to The Game Aisle and see what I have to say. What do you think? How would you preserve your old copy of Candy Land?
*That must be the shortest explanation of collections policies and collecting scopes ever. Eh?