Museum Blogs

  • Back from the ICOM-CC triennial conference!
    Kate and I recently returned from the ICOM-CC triennial conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, and had such a great and productive week that we want to share ALL of it with you! Thus a rather lengthy post for you to enjoy. First of all, what’s ICOM-CC you ask?! Well, ICOM-CC stands Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Sep 20 2017By Elsa Sangouard
  • Return from conservation
    Last year I posted about winning money from the Bronze Door Society to conserve my favorite painting in the collection.  Well, I’m happy to say that the painting has now returned from conservation and looks amazing! Painting pre-conservationNotice how dark the painting was.  It’s difficult to see, but there is Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Sep 13 2017By Rachel Conley
  • Secrets and the 2017 Gallery Crawl
    The 2017 Gallery Crawl is quickly approaching! As I mentioned before, the theme for this years event is the Secret Life of Objects. I thought I would entice you by showing one of the objects we’ll be highlighting during the event. The object is a painting of the US Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Sep 3 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • That’s not a knife, THIS is a knife!
    As mentioned in our previous post, we’ve been spending quite a lot of time working in the turret the past few weeks! We’ve been taking a lot of photographs, to document how the conservation process is proceeding. We’ve also been doing some assessment for the future. But most importantly, we Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Sep 1 2017By Laurie King
  • Researching maritime art…the leading cause of gray hair
    Sometimes researching maritime art can be supremely frustrating but persistence is usually the key to unlocking an object’s story. This week I was contacted by a gentleman in South Africa who was interested in a watercolor in our collection by Mathieu-Antoine Roux. The image supposedly depicted a ship called “Alfred”. Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Aug 4 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor