Saturday, May 7, 2011
Today we had a volunteer work day at the museum to assist with the re-curation of collection number 1979-8.
This collection consists of the artifacts collected at the museum site by the Imperial Valley College Archaeology Field School in 1979. If you look at the collection number, it will tell you that this was the eighth collection accessioned in 1979.
Part of the process of opening the museum, actually maybe the most important part, is re-curating the collection as it is brought into the new facility for permanent storage. This process will take a long time as there are several steps, each in themselves rather time consuming and expensive.
But today approximately a dozen volunteers made quick work of about two dozen boxes of artifacts that are now stored permanently at the museum.
If you came and helped, thanks, you were a huge help!