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LED Lighting in Today's Museums: Scott Rosenfeld
June 1, 2024
The Lunder Conservation Center held a one day symposium on March 1, 2013 on the use of LED lighting in museum collections. A series of presentations and panel discussions from museum and lighting specialists took place over the course of the day. Se…
No Love for White Gloves, or: the Cotton Menace
June 1, 2024
There is a unique joy in watching a video or reading a news story with images of a librarian handling a rare book. Rare books, unlike many museum objects, are still used today in the same way that they would have been when they were new centuries ago…
Managing Previously Unmanaged Collections: A Practical Guide for Museums
June 1, 2024
Managing previously unmanaged collections can be challenging. The process of securing the collection and making it accessible needs the mindset of a collections manager as well as the one of a project manager. The book is a step-by-step guide how to …
This strange “paint disease” is putting Georgia O’Keeffe paintings at risk
January 2, 2024
some 70 percent of all oil paintings have deterioration associated with metal carboxylate soaps to varying degrees
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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