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The Danger of Putting All Collections Eggs into One Museum Basket

As a person working in a local museum who has had disaster preparation and recovery training, I think a lot about the safety of our collections. There are items in our museum that cannot be replaced because they are one-of-a-kind. Two Bandolier Bags & a Ledger The two Ojibwe bandolier bags are such items. One of them was gifted by Chief Shab-osh-kung to Nathan Richardson for Nate’s legal work against timber thieves on behalf of…

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Questions About the Microbiome

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the microbiome … all the microorganisms that hang out in and around human beings, many of which don’t (necessarily) kill us. A number of articles about the microbiome have┬ácome to my attention recently, including this one that makes me think Charles Schultz’s character Pigpen was an accurate representation of human beings. ┬áMy sister-in-law shared this YouTube video, “Live Dirty, Eat Clean! Why The Microbiome Is The Future of…

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