A Curator's Day - Then and Now

Each object has a catalog record used to identify and group artifacts together for potential use or examination without subjecting them to excess handling and wear, to track an artifact’s location, and to record its condition.  As someone who has been trained to “Preserve An Artifact Until Forever,” the catalog is my most important tool. ..Take a recent example, three photographs of the same building in La Valle: one a digital image only (a computerized file, not the actual image), and two damaged in the floods of 2018.  All three include an older standing woman…

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A Curator's Journey

In  August of 2018 we received a large collection of photographs from Kathleen LaCombe. The note on top of one pile said simply “Armbruster” and another, “Herfort.” How does one deal with a collection so large, that if stacked, would be as tall as my desk?  How does one make sense of two families, without knowing either one?…

I began sorting…

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