Behind the Scenes

Take a look behind the scenes at various institutions of all shapes and sizes!


Baseball's Opening Day - A View From The Vault by National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - See the storage and object handling used at the National Baseball Hall of Fame for objects from Opening Day festivities in baseball history.   

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Behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum by Natural History Museum/London - Two lucky students travel behind the scenes of the Natural History Museum in London and get to view storage of natural history collections.  

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Behind the scenes at the Kelsey Archaeology Museum by University of Michigan - Go behind the scenes at the Kelsey Museum with curator/associate director Lauren Talalay to view storage of their archaeology collection.  

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Behind the Scenes: Field Museum with Bill Stanley-Catalogue Room by Kevin  McCarey - 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.

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Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry/Behind the Scenes by Chicago Tribune - The Tribune visits the storage room of the Museum of Science and Industry, containing 40,000 items.

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Collections Rationalism by Top Box Media - The Cup and Saucer Museum faces challenges and overcomes them! Brought to us by our friends in East Anglia.

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Derya Golpinar excavates in the Tenement Museum Basement by Tenement Museum - 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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Grey Matter- Bleeding instruments, from the library, and skeletons by Mutter Museum - Featuring storage of books and human remains from the collection of the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

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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. 

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Where are all of the dinosaur fossils kept? by American Museum of Natural History - 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.  

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Behind the Scenes at Shelburne Museum - Evaluating the Costume Collection by Shelbourne Museum - 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.  

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Welcome to the Photo Collection by George Eastman House - 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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