This week, I hope you don’t mind if I step up on my soapbox for a minute! The following article was brought to my attention recently, and I think the topic of letting the public handle museum artifacts is worthy of a bit of discussion. It’s a short article, so go ahead and read it here:
Now I certainly understand about incorporating some hands-on exhibits for the visitors. In ... read more
One of the requests I get at the museum is for statistics about the museum and the museum’s collection. Usually the requests are from Museum Studies students, and I am glad to help them. I do get some of the same questions (but not quite so many of them!) from museum visitors though. So, based on the questions I hear the most, I thought I’d share a few facts about the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
How big is the museum?
How many artifacts do you have ... read more