Monthly Archives: November 2011

Enemies of the Curator: Glass Deterioration

When people see iridescence on glass, they almost always ask: “Is this decoration?” The answer is no. It is actually a sign that the glass is slowly dying, its surface deteriorating as the chemicals in the glass react to the … Continue reading

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Business Cards with Personality – Inexpensive ways to reach your community

In today’s highly technical world, engagement is easier than ever, if you can get your audience’s attention. With limited resources, this often proves challenging for museum professionals. Business Cards with Personality: A Case Study National Park Service archeology collections have huge research … Continue reading

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Cataloging 101: Lead Glazed Redware vs. Jackfield

Following last week’s post, There’s Jackfield Afoot, I received the following question: How do you tell the difference between lead glazed redware and Jackfield? Since I asked this question when I was learning to catalog, I thought others may be … Continue reading

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Oval Bottle Identification

Can you help us to learn more about this oval-based “bastard” bottles? We’ve recently contacted the Histarch Listserv and received some great feedback, but we are hoping to learn even more about this unique bottle. Have you come across oval bottles … Continue reading

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There’s Jackfield Afoot: Tracing Patterns of Consumption through an 18th Century Teapot

  When thinking about archeology, it’s easy to assume that the most exciting discoveries are made in ‘the field’ and the lab is only used for housekeeping activities. Oftentimes, though, the lab is where the most exciting discoveries are made because it is here … Continue reading

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