Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Precious Cargo - Stories of the World in Yorkshire
This week we are beginning to pack artefacts currently on display in the Cook and Scoresby wing of the museum. This in in preparation for the repainting of the room later in January. Although it seems like a huge number of cases to empty all at the same time it will give us a good opportunity to assess the condition of some of the objects, clean and conserve where necessary before the new displays are installed in February.
This is just one of the cases we need to empty, just so you get some idea of how much work we will be doing over the coming weeks. I am really looking forward to the challenge although I have some reservations - like how to get those canoes safely down and into temporary storage prior to cleaning?