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Baseball's Opening Day - A View From The Vault
March 27, 2012
See the storage and object handling used at the National Baseball Hall of Fame for objects from Opening Day festivities in baseball history.
Behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum
July 20, 2007
Two lucky students travel behind the scenes of the Natural History Museum in London and get to view storage of natural history collections.
Behind the scenes at the Kelsey Archaeology Museum
October 28, 2009
Go behind the scenes at the Kelsey Museum with curator/associate director Lauren Talalay to view storage of their archaeology collection.
Behind the Scenes: Field Museum with Bill Stanley-Catalogue Room
May 17, 2012
Take a behind the scenes tour of the Field Museum in Chicago with Chicago Parent's Carrie Kaufman and Bill Stanley of the Field Museum to view storage of the natural history collection.
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry/Behind the Scenes
October 31, 2007
The Tribune visits the storage room of the Museum of Science and Industry, containing 40,000 items.
Derya Golpinar excavates in the Tenement Museum Basement
October 30, 2009
Collections Manager Derya is looking for objects and artifacts between a modern and old wall in the basement of 97 Orchard Street. She explains what she's found.
Muse Awards 2012: Behind the Scenes at Palm Beach Zoo
June 21, 2012
Muse Awards 2012: Behind the Scenes at Palm Beach Zoo by Cultural Council of Palm Beach County - A behind the scenes view of living collections.
Where are all of the dinosaur fossils kept?
December 3, 2012
Only a small percentage of dinosaur specimens in most major museum's are on public display. Take a look at the storage AMNH uses for their natural history collection
Behind the Scenes at Shelburne Museum - Evaluating the Costume Collection
November 9, 2009
Textiles historian Lynne Bassett visits the Shelburne Museum and leads an evaluation of the museum's costume collection. Includes a view of the storage of the textile collection.
Welcome to the Photo Collection
September 4, 2007
David Wooters opens the photo vaults for us at George Eastman House, International Center of Photography and Film. Be sure to check out the full George Eastman House YouTube Channel.
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