Museum Behind-the-Scenes: Objects/Art Collections
2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12
Discover the science and secrets of how museums care for the objects in their collections. Explore how conservators and archivists approach the museum’s thousands of cultural objects, archival photographs and the many materials from which objects are made. Learn how the science of conservation work helps unlock the stories and information of an object’s past. Find out what specific techniques reveal the distinct character and significance of historical material. Get tips from museum experts you can use at home for repairing books, preserving photographs and cleaning and caring for artwork. New topics weekly. Included with admission.