|Background | Strategy | Paper | Textiles | Artifacts | Caring for Home Collections | Personnel|
All artifacts were gently cleaned with a non-abrasive dusting cloth and surveyed for condition concerns requiring the attention of an objects conservator.“Flat” artifacts like plates, trays, plaques, were stored by size and type in small, manageable groups in drop-front storage boxes custom-fitted with inert padding materials such as polyester foam or Volara®. Larger artifacts were stored in custom-fitted triple-wall storage cartons. The storage boxes were custom-fitted in a way to be self-explanatory and easy to reconfigure after use. Labels on the boxes alert users to handling and condition concerns. To date, 230 artifacts have been cleaned, surveyed and rehoused. Work remains on the oversize artifacts, ribbons, trinkets and buttons
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