Museum Behind-the-Scenes: Archives
This event has ended. It was scheduled for 8/15/2018.
2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15
See the work that is typically done behind the scenes at the Anchorage Museum and 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 objects are made from. Learn how the science of conservation work helps unlock the stories and information of an object’s past and see through the trained eye of a museum specialist. Explore 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 each week. Included with admission.