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Vintage Valentines on View!

Vintage Valentines Roses are red Violets are blue Visit the CAM Library Peep some valentines on view In celebration of Valentine’s Day, a selection of vintage cards are currently on display in the Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives. These…

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It’s cold outside… And inside too!  Extremely low temperatures are used to protect the museum’s textile collection from pests.   These textile objects are new acquisitions, but to be absolutely certain they don’t come with unwelcome stowaways, they are undergoing freezing…

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Check out these stylish models from last month’s Wee Wednesday! We spent the morning exploring fashion, so these toddlers pretended to be fashion models on the runway!  Thanks to all who participated last month, please join us next week for…

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Here is an update on the conservation of two suits of Samurai armor in the objects conservation lab. This picture is the reverse side of a kusazuri, armor pieces fixed to the bottom of the chest and back plates for…