June 1, 2017

Our collections project at the Museum is drawing to a close, so we thought we'd share some before and after photos of our progress in the last seven months.

Storage Room November 2016 (left), and in May 2017 (right).

Hat Storage, before and after.

Cleaning involves creati...

January 27, 2017

In my previous post, I wrote about the mess made in our clothing collections by a herd of wee, destructive moth larvae. In this post, I'll share what I've been doing to clean up that mess and make sure the party is over. We'll start with making sure the moths are dead.


January 27, 2017

It's been a busy couple of months in Collections at the museum. I've been neck deep in caring for our textile collection, and it's been a bit of a bumpy road. I blame these little guys:

Known as the webbing clothes moth, these insects can wreak havoc on clothing, especi...

November 25, 2016

Today at the Crowsnest Museum I could be found armed with a needle and thread.

Fabric based collections are a large part of our collections, and I'll share more about clothing and hats in another post: for not I want to talk about my efforts organising the many military...