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Moving a Collection

The WDM Corporate Office is currently undertaking a project to move the Small Artifacts and Documents Collection. The Collection’s move is a great opportunity for the WDM to conduct a full inventory of this Collection, which contains over 13,000 artifacts, allowing us to ensure everything is where it is supposed to be. A collection inventory is also a great chance for us to make sure our artifacts are being stored in a way that promotes their preservation and for us to flag any condition issues for the Museum’s Conservator. In fact, a big reason for moving the collection is new storage space has better environmental controls, which is an important part of long-term preservation for museum collections. It is also an opportunity to photograph artifacts for the WDM’s database.

Did you know that you can look up anything in the WDM’s Collection through our online database? CLICK HERE to access the WDM Collection virtually.

Future home of the Collection, before furniture removal. Click to enlarge image.

Future Collections storage space, after furniture removal. Click to enlarge image.

By: Jill Baron, Curatorial Assistant

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