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Challenge – How Would You Preserve an Artifact?

One more challenge for the time being, this one related to the preservation of historical resources. In the museum field, we tend to call 3-dimensional historical resources “artifacts” and books, documents, and photos “archival materials.” The term “artifact” can also encompass archival materials, so to simplify this post, I’ll mostly use “artifact.” Artifacts and archival materials make their way to museum collections through a variety of routes, but often they come to museums from individuals…

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