On Tuesday May 24 was Dinner with a Curator at the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans. Kim Guise, Assistant Director for Curatorial Services, discussed the diverse collection of flags. The museum has roughly 74 banners, 100 US flags, 70 Japanese flags, and 150 Nazi flags. Service flags have a white field with … More Dinner with a Curator: Flags and more Flags
On Saturday March 18, I attended the Winston S. Churchill Symposium at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The program was put together by the Museum as well as The Churchill Society of New Orleans. The symposium consisted of four authors which was followed by a panel discussion. The first author to … More Recap: Winston Churchill Symposium
This is the primary draft of an article that I am working on trying to get published. The article is based off the presentation I did at the meeting of MARAC in Pittsburgh in 2016. It is a work in progress and needs some TLC. But it is a start. Should Archivist do Continuing Education? … More Should Archivist do Continuing Education?
This morning, I took time to stop and look at the roses as I got right with Friday morning. See, yesterday I was speaking with Troy at the Archives. I was telling her I am usually cleaning up the breakfast mess as I am drinking my cappuccino. She told me that I need to leave the … More Friday at the Archivio di Louisiana
Last week, I worked on rehousing a collection of pardons from Governors Foster and Blanco. This collection took a few days to rehouse into 31 acid free boxes. The boxes of pardons came from the Louisiana Board of Pardons. As you can see from the photograph (on the viewer’s right) the pardons where placed in copier paper … More A collection of pardons from the Foster and Blanco years.
Yesterday, I listened to a webinar called “Engineering Collection Care: Training for Small Museums.” Brent Powell was the presenter and the webinar was put on by Connecting to Collection Care. Powell talked about two things that one needs to keep in mind when thinking about collection care training. First, management must play an active role in … More “Engineering Collection Care: Training for Small Museums”
Session 208: Providing Access to Collections for People with Disabilities Last but not least, Session 208: Providing Access to Collections for People with Disabilities. This blog post was delayed due to the flooding in central Louisiana. I left the Archivio di Louisiana on Thursday, August 11 in order to travel to New Orleans for two … More Session 208: Providing Access to Collections for People with disabilities