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Volunteers: All Ages

I was looking through my photos to get inspiration for a different post and I stumbled across this gem. I didn’t even put it through the polaroid-generator thingy, because I wanted you to be able to read it: A five-year-old’s catalog sheet Adorable, right? Now, I realize that when it comes to cataloging museum collections, … Continue reading

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Using Tape: A PSA

Today’s post is a Preservation Public Service Announcement. Please don’t use tape (scotch, duct, masking, packing, or any other kind) when working with your stuff! Tape can be very tempting, especially the nice, clear kind. Taping over a tear can make a document seem much more stable. Tape can stop a tear from getting worse, … Continue reading

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Conserve O Grams

Ah, Conserve O Grams, a resource near and dear to my heart. To the uninitiated, Conserve O Grams are: “short, focused leaflets about caring for museum objects, published in loose-leaf format. New topics are added as needed and out-of-date issues are revised or deleted.” (from the National Park Service‘s website) In other words, if you’re … Continue reading

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Collection = Found!

There is nothing better than discovering–or rediscovering–something neat in your collection. This could be something that you didn’t know existed, something that had been misplaced, or maybe something that was properly documented but you just didn’t know you had it (especially if you’re new on staff and still getting to know the collection.) I recently … Continue reading

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