Starting in April, Kathy Nanowin, Collections and Conservation Manager, will share with visitors interesting facts about her department’s work and the many cool projects she undertakes every year. You may subscribe to the RSS feed so you will never miss a post.
The Manitoba Museum Conservation Department is instrumental to making exhibits a success. During the year, conservators documented, construct ed mounts and helped install and take down the Traveling Plants, Gathered Treasures, Pierre Huberdeau, Darwin and Dinosaur Dynasty exhibits.
One of the most challenging projects involved the correct mounting of 13 component parts of a traditional Samurai warrior’s outfit for the Gathered Treasures exhibit. The conservators’ skillful hands also made repairs to original fossil material, constructed and painted replica material, and helped install the many artifacts in Dinosaur Dynasty.
The Conservation Department was also an integral part of the Organization of Military Museums of Canada meeting held at HMCS Chippewa in July 2008. Conservation staff delivered presentations on preventive conservation and the safe handling, care and storage of firearms; and gave hands-on workshops in making storage boxes and padded hangers to approximately 100 participants.