Sometimes when you work at a small museum, you participate in projects which may not seem to relate to your job description. Recently, plans were made to add some Halloween-themed items to the NMCWM’s front window. There are no artifacts displayed in the window though (I wouldn’t put any there in all that direct sunlight!), so at first this didn’t sound like a very curatorial duty. It became one as soon as one of the museum’s mannequins was involved though. Technically, I am also ... read more
One of the NMCWM’s recent donations is an original plate taken from the “Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies,” which is also referred to as the “War of the Rebellion Atlas.” This atlas was published by the Government Printing Office in Washington D.C. in 1895, and was compiled by Captain Calvin D. Cowles of the 23rd U.S. Infantry. It was published in 36 volumes, and contained 175 plates of maps, illustrations, and technical drawings from both ... read more
Sometimes instead of changing an entire exhibit, a few new items can be added. This allows some of the artifacts to be rotated off display for a while. It also gives our exhibits an “update” and allows our visitors to see new artifacts. I’ve recently updated two of the exhibits at the NMCWM. Let’s take a look at what’s on display now.
Most of the new additions were added to the Nursing display. Though my museum doesn’t have a large collection of artifacts associated with ... read more
A couple of months ago I posted about making some changes to the museum’s Recruiting gallery. You can read that post here: http://guardianoftheartifacts.blogspot.com/2013/08/making-changes-to-gallery.html
This week we added the remaining displays to the gallery. There were no artifacts involved this time, but we did install two new interactive displays for our visitors.
One of our new displays is titled, “How Do You Measure Up?” It allows ... read more