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Curious Curator: Art Deco Dance Purse

Unlike the rage of today where purses are huge, well at least mine are, and I seem to carry everything I need for a weeks survival, I stumbled or re-stumbled upon this little gem this morning as I was hiding artefacts away in Adelaide’s closet, preparing for filming this week. This lovely Art Deco dance purse. […]

The Vinery Greenhouse Conservation Pilot Project Part II

It’s curious how things happen or are discovered during projects. While chagrined that we have selected one of the coldest winters in recent years to dismantle and work on a greenhouse, which is housing a living historic grapevine, fingers crossed it survives in its little mini microclimate habitat, I discussed in the last pilot project […]

Bug Hunting in the Mansion (Museum Integrated Pest Management Programs)

Have you ever been on tour at Parkwood, or another museum, and noticed the insect traps? Or for that matter the mouse traps? It’s all part of an Integrated Pest Management Program at your local heritage site and a large part of our preservation work. Our insect traps are pheromone based and yes, every couple of weeks, I look […]