Category Archives: From the Vault

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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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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Mad Medicine: the History, Uses, and Storage of Mercurochrome

The collection here at the WDHM is diverse to say the least. Our artefacts can range from the outlandish and absurd to the personal, unique, and even… dangerous. The artefact featured in this post certainly falls into the latter category. … Continue reading

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