Monday, January 31, 2011

We’re Still Here!

What's all the Buzz about?

So - some time has gone by since the last blog but, like drones in a beehive, we have been extremely busy with our new addition. Construction started on January 3rd, 2011 and prior to that time we spent many days and hours creating a new storage plan blueprint and developing a fundraising initiative!

On the other hand, the careful packing of the artefact collection has also taken up considerable time and will not be available to researchers for the next several months. Existing shelving is either being relocated or removed as we make way for new additional rolling and static shelving. It will be magnificent. Then the artefact collection will return to its new quarters and the work of changing all the storage locations in the database will become a priority.

The archives’ collections remain in place throughout this time and will continue to be accessible though we welcome advance notice of your arrival. Just give us a call! The archival collections will simply shift position from their existing location to their new location when the shelving installation is completed. Then, like the artefact collections, new locations will be updated in the database.

We will also have a much larger reference and research room so these are exciting times. We can hardly wait for the building to be completed sometime in April. Then the shelving installation begins and so too a myriad of other tasks. I’ll keep you posted with some more regular updates and hope to muse about other museum topics in the near future!

Ciao for now.