Preserving Your Treasures
A program that shares tips for caring for your treasures and gives the general public a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes world of museums
Beginning Saturday, September 7 and continuing on Saturday, September 16, Amanda Klaus, Registrar at the Augusta Museum of History, will escort visitors in the collection preparation area at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., giving the public the opportunity to see the Museum’s Processing Laboratory. The Museum’s Registrar will demonstrate how the Museum collects, catalogs, preserves, studies, cares for, and displays artifacts and archival collections.
The Augusta Museum of History is responsible for of a broad and diverse range of artifacts, representing many aspects of the rich history of the CSRA. The goal of this hour-long presentation is to show visitors how historically important objects reach the Museum and how they are evaluated, cleaned, and stored. All of the relevant considerations, such as infestation, temperature and relative humidity levels, light levels, and composition of storage materials will be explained. The visitor will understand how these processes are central to the Museum’s broader mission of the preservation and interpretation of history.
Space is limited to ten participants per session and participation is on a first come, first serve basis. Groups are encouraged to contact the Museum at (706) 722-8454 regarding availability.
Preserving History is open to the general public and FREE with the cost of regular admission. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is $4 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, $2 for Children, and Free for Children under Age 5 and Museum Members. For more information, please contact the Museum at (706) 722-8454 or visit www.augustamuseum.org.