Great Thanks to Mark Vessey of the Heritage Resource Center for arranging the Collections Care Workshop for our League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations members. Sixteen members representing historical societies from Mukilteo, Snohomish, Monroe, Alderwood Manor, Sky Valley, Marysville, Stanwood and Everett’s Museum of Snohomish County History were present for Lynette Miller’s useful instructions and suggestions. Her many years of experience as Head of Collections with the Washington State Historical Society were much appreciated.
Though all of us know about basic processes, her tips on marking objects, pest control, cleaning textiles and objects, collections policies and recordkeeping, legalities, insurance were very useful for each of us to take back to our own groups to help improve our processing our collections for better storage, locating and using in exhibits.
Thanks Again to those who attended and to Lynette!
Thanks also to Hostess, Darlene Huntington of the Snohomish Historical Society who gave us tours of the Blackman Museum and to Sonia Rahm who manages rentals of the Waltz Bldg.
Also, for those who were there, we’ve updated our old webpage listing of conservation resources on this new blog page based on Lynette’s workshop handouts. (old page being remodeled http://www.snocoheritage.org/museums.htm)
Karen Prasse, Pres, LOSCHO