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Archives on TV – Who Do You Think You Are?
Archives, libraries and museums figure prominently on the hit NBC show Who Do You Think You Are? The series traces the genealogy of celebrities, often with surprising results.
Museum Artifact Donation FAQ
Are you thinking of donating something to a museum? Here are some of the most common questions donors ask.
Museums and Pinterest
Is your museum using Pinterest? This newcomer to the social media scene can be used to showcase your institution in a very visual way!
Don’t Touch the Artifacts!
Have you ever wondered why museums don’t want you to touch things? It’s not just for security reasons.
Visit a Museum for Valentine’s Day
Museums are often publicized as a great place to bring your family. But a museum is a great place for couples too. It’s a cheap – or even FREE – date for Valentine’s Day or anytime!
Artifacts on TV – American Restoration
This series, featuring Rick’s Restoration in Las Vegas, provides a glimpse into the complicated and often pricey world of antique repair and restoration.
How to Preserve Antique Furniture
Antique furniture requires special care. If you have pieces in your home, here are some tips for preserving them for future generations to enjoy.
EXHIBIT REVIEW – Connecting to Your History
This exhibition explores the personal meaning of objects, why we save the things we keep, and how to preserve a variety of materials. It could be replicated in any history museum!
How to Preserve Quilts
If your quilt is stable enough, go ahead and use it! But if it is too fragile to enjoy, consider preserving it in acid free materials.
EXHIBIT REVIEW – Something of Splendor
This Smithsonian exhibition of White House decorative arts features pieces that have never been displayed in a modern gallery setting before.
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