Category Archives: Confessions of a Collections Manager

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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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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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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Acid Free Tissue Paper

As our preservation practices evolve, we learn that past attempts to keep our collections and artifacts safe can, sometimes, be more damaging. Despite our best attempts to keep something safe, we may, actually, be doing the opposite. It may be … Continue reading

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