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A Flashy Job: Digitizing a Collection in a Heritage Museum

My work day typically ends the same way almost every day of the week. Like most, it ends with a conversation with family or friends with the question: “How was your day? How was work?” For the last year, my … Continue reading

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December Museletter

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Museum Collection Ablaze With Tobacco Tins

Finding a topic to blog about can sometimes be a daunting and hazy task. At other times, inspiration for sharing a blog comes so naturally in my daily work duties that I can’t get it down on paper fast enough! … Continue reading

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What’s the Point???

Having attended the 2015 Alberta Museum Association Conference of late, I was inspired to the point that I had existential questions concerning the purpose of my job…what really do I do for a living? It dawned on me that I … Continue reading

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The Powwow: A Spectrum of Culture

It is always fulfilling to stroke off an item on my bucket list; to my pleasure and honour I was able to witness a powwow for the first time and put a check beside a longstanding entry on my life … Continue reading

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Ten Accessioned Bottles of Beer on the Wall

I’ll be the first to admit that I have never blogged before starting my job here at WDHM. When the idea came up to start a blog for our new website I was excited, but a bit hesitant with my … Continue reading

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Paradise by the Vintage Bejewelled Dashboard Light

One of the most rewarding aspects of working with a large collection of artifacts is the opportunity of learning, first hand, about objects and items that were once so commonplace and have, since, fallen into the depths of time. Certainly, … Continue reading

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Extinguising Danger: Putting out the Potential Hazards of Carbon Tetrachloride

I’ve worked here at the Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum for twelve weeks now, and during that time we’ve taken in donations from the community that cover everything from an antique loom, door hardware that was found inside a wall, … Continue reading

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A Hairy Endeavour: Identifying Objects of the Past

  As the Collections Manager at WDHM, it is my job to look after and care for the very sizable collection of artifacts and treasures that make-up our museum. This involves maintaining the current collection through preventive conservation, regular monitoring … Continue reading

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This Old Bag: The Importance of Provenance

As Collections Manager at WDHM, I see a number of donations come in on a regular basis. In fact, they seem to add up faster than I can enter them into our system! But what do we do with a … Continue reading

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