31 Aug Preserving Your Treasures: Behind the Scenes at the Augusta Museum of History | September 2023
|AUGUSTA, GEORGIA (08/31/2023) – The Augusta Museum of History is offering the popular ‘behind-the-scenes’ special program to the general public – Preserving Your Treasures: Behind the Scenes at the Augusta Museum of History.
Beginning Saturday, September 9 and continuing on Saturday, September 16 and 23, Alena Rensch, 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 archival collections.
The Augusta Museum of History is responsible for a broad and diverse range of artifacts, representing many aspects of the rich history of the River Region. The goal of this hour-long presentation is to demonstrate to visitors how historically important objects reach the Museum and how they are evaluated, prepared for display or stored. All of the relevant considerations, such as pest 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 mission of the preservation and interpretation of history and receive tips on taking care of their family treasures.
Space is limited to fifteen participants per session and participation is on a first come, first serve basis.
Preserving Your Treasures 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 $5 for Adults, $4 for Seniors, $3 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.
Program: Preserving Your Treasures: Behind-the-Scenes
Where: Augusta Museum of History
When: Saturday’s, September 9, 16 and 23
Sessions at 1 and 3 p.m. each of the Saturday’s
Cost: FREE with admission