Agassiz-Harrison Museum storage before the renovations

Collections Shelving Project Underway

Posted on November 4, 2017 · Posted in Museum News

The museum staff and volunteers have been working on improving the museum’s collections storage this year, thanks to a grant received called: British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada. The grant, administered by the BC Museums Association, of which our museum is a proud member,  is designed to honour the province’s unique and diverse histories, culture and heritage.

The grant enables us to improve the collection storage by purchasing and installing museum-quality artifact shelving. Storage improvements mean our collection will be better protected and more accessible. The new shelving improvements leave a legacy allowing us to build and support our collections to a professional standard for years to come.

Volunteers, staff and summer students helped with packing up the artifacts and moving them out of the current storage space in preparation for the shelving installation. The room has received a fresh coat of paint and shelving will be installed shortly. Artifacts will be moved back, inspected and inventoried. There will be opportunities for volunteers to work on documenting and photographing the artifacts in the off-season.

(Photograph shows the museum storage area before the new shelving. Artifacts have been packed into boxes temporarily while awaiting new shelves. Photo credit: Shannon Bettles)