Why the stuff you don't see at the museum matters


3 Responses to “Why the stuff you don't see at the museum matters”

  1. robcat2075 says:

    Site has collection of pre-columbian instruments with brief recordings of characteristic sounds.


  2. Me says:

    I firmly believe it should be standard practice to do full high-def 3d scans off all artifacts (maybe even x-ray) and encode GPS coordinates (if available) into the file container.  What a wonderful world it would be if we had a virtual museum/library where we could see every object in detail and see the location where it was found.  I can dream I guess.

  3. Maureen says:

    I had the opportunity one time to go on a tour of the ‘large items’ back-of-house collection at the Field. It was so cool. They had giant canoes, huge drums, awesome spears and a lot of other big things back there . They had all this stuff on these cool rolling shelves. Most of the items were tucked away and couldn’t really be seen unless you moved other items out of the way (which was not allowed), it was still one of the coolest things I’ve seen at the Field.

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