Friday, November 6, 2009

Artifacts found in 97 Orchard Street's basement

Here is a follow-up to Wednesday's post about work in the basement of 97 Orchard Street. Our collections manager Derya describes what she found.

I think this research brings up an interesting question that many museums, over our history, have dealt with - how do you determine what is valuable and what is not? What kind of things should have protection and care in a museum's collection? Some folks might look at these bits of paper and plastic and wonder why we're bothering to save them. Do you think they have any value? What sort of objects do you think museums should be collecting?

- posted by kate

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