Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tours show public how museum operates

The following appeared in the July 31, 2008 edition of the Augusta Chronicle:

"Tours show public how museum operates"
Written by Chamain Z. Brackett
July 31, 2008

They would have been wonderful pieces in the Augusta Museum of History's collection, but the World War II Navy uniforms had been stored in an Augusta attic since the early 1950s, where humidity and moths had taken their toll.

Sean Todd, the registrar at the Augusta Museum of History, discusses an apple peeler at a behind-the-scenes museum tour. The program is offered on Saturdays through Sept. 27.
"We had to give them back," Sean Todd, the museum registrar, said during a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum Saturday.

The Augusta Museum of History has a new educational program. Preserving History: Behind the Scenes at the Augusta Museum of History will take visitors on a tour to the museum's processing laboratory, where artifacts are conserved and prepared for exhibits. "They will get to see the action that takes place behind the scenes at the museum every day but is generally closed to the public," said Sean Todd, the museum's registrar. "This is an opportunity for people to see the process." (read more...)

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