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What is Museum Quality?
The term “museum quality” is often used loosely to try to sell you something. But what does it really mean?
What is National History Day?
History Day is not just a day, it’s an experience! If you haven’t heard of it before, there are lots of opportunities to get involved in your community.
What is Orvus Paste?
Have you ever heard of Orvus as a way to clean historic textiles? Read on for more information about it.
What is the National Register?
What does it mean when a property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places?
What to Put in a Press Packet
If you have a reporter coming to your museum, what should you get in their hands? As much as you can!
When to Hire a Conservator
We’ve all seen the Antiques Roadshow appraiser explain how much more a piece would have been worth if it had not been refinished or unprofessionally repaired. Don’t attempt to restore, repair or clean any antique that is rare, valuable or important to you! A professional is always worth the cost.
White House Christmas Ornaments
Since 1981 the White House Historical Association has released a commemorative Christmas ornament annually as a fundraiser for education and collections projects at the White House.
White House Weddings
Our own version of royalty is the American Presidency. Explore some of the weddings that have taken place in the White House. This is the final article in a series about the evolution of bridal fashion, featuring museums with wedding gowns currently on display.
Why Do Curators Wear Gloves?
Have you ever been on a museum tour and wondered why the staff never touches artifacts with their bare hands? Here’s why!
Why Museums Cannot Provide Appraisal Values
When you donate something to a museum, you are entitled to a tax deduction. Here´s why it´s up to you to get an appraisal value, not the museum.
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