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July 24, 2014

Inside the Collections Care Project: Looking at old objects with fresh eyes

Look what we found this week during the Collections Care Project. read more...

July 18, 2014

New discovery made at Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum

Researcher and guide Robin Acker recently spotted a photograph of Alfred, Lord Tennyson that she thought was by Julia Margaret Cameron. read more...

July 16, 2014

Inside the conservation lab: restoring gilded frames

A gilded frame from Quincy house undergoes conservation treatment. read more...

July 01, 2014

Inside the conservation lab: treating textiles

This piano stool, soon to be on display at Quincy House, recently underwent conservation treatment. read more...

June 24, 2014

Exhibition showcases architect Stanley Myers

Visit the Boston Society of Architects' BSA Space to see highlights from the Stanley Myers collection. read more...

June 20, 2014

Globe retrospective features Cape Cod Canal collection

This week's Boston Globe Sunday Magazine features a retrospective on the first hundred years of the Cape Cod Canal, which celebrates its centennial this year. read more...

June 09, 2014

Plastic necklaces are surprisingly sophisticated

Nina Fletcher Little's plastic pop bead necklaces are both sophisticated and fun. read more...

May 07, 2014

Inside the conservation lab: modern materials

The treatment of plastics is never easy. read more...

April 30, 2014

537 boxes fill the bubble

We fit 537 boxes of excavated archaeological materials in our carbon-dioxide fumigation bubble, which treats museum objects for pests. read more...

April 25, 2014

Early steam engine tells a story

With several research requests, we uncovered an early steam engine in our collection. read more...