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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.
EXHIBIT REVIEW – Controversy
Five artifacts. Brief labels. Powerful message.
It is important to nurture your museum volunteers whenever you can. A Volunteer Enrichment program will help keep them informed and connected to each other.
Historical Menu Project
The New York Public Library has launched an ambitious new program to transcribe thousands of historical menus from their vast collection. And YOU can help!
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