Guest Blogger

Save that Dress!

What?!? Do you have a wedding dress just “hanging around” your home or museum collection? Well today’s post is for you. Today’s Museum Minute, written by my dear friend and colleague, Steven Rosengard, is all about wedding dress preservation. Take it away, Steve! Calling all Brides!   Many of you may have gone through the trouble … Continue reading

Rate this:

MuseumMinute

Preserving Boxes

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 … Continue reading

Rate this:

MuseumMinute

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

Rate this:

MuseumMinute

Beautiful Reproductions

As a museum person / historian, I’m interested in preserving and interpreting historic items of all types. The “old stuff”, is, after all, an actual piece of the past that we can’t replace. If we lose an artifact, we can’t get it back. People want to experience something real, and historic artifacts are, in fact, … Continue reading

Rate this:

MuseumMinute

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 New topics are added as needed and out-of-date issues are revised or deleted.”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

Rate this: