Picture this: volunteer extraordinaire, Barbara, armed with nothing but a clipboard and a keen eye for detail, diving headfirst into a sea of cardboard and tissue. Her mission? To rescue our beloved artefacts from the depths of obscurity and give them a swanky new home. 

Now, you might be thinking, "Isn't that just fancy talk for organizing stuff?" Well, yes and no. Sure, Barbara’s job involves a healthy dose of Tetris skills, but it's also about protecting our precious pieces of history for future generations. And trust me, it's no small task – just check out the multi-page lists she creates by the end of every day! 

Barbara is not one to back down from a challenge. Armed with her box-making tools, cotton gloves, and a can-do attitude, she's transformed over 1200 items from cluttered chaos to storage bliss.
I wonder if she’ll tackle my garage next… 

So why does all this matter, you ask? Well, aside from giving the artefacts some needed room to breathe, it's about preserving our past for the future. In a world where so many of our things are disposable, it's important to remember that some things – like a handmade farm tool or a perfectly-preserved medal – are worth holding onto.

And let's not forget the unsung heroes of the museum world: the volunteers like Barbara who toil away in the shadows, armed with nothing but a passion for preserving history and maybe a mask or two. 

So, the next time you find yourself wandering the galleries of our, or any, museum, spare a thought for Barbara and other cardboard crusaders like her. Behind every exhibit, there's a story – and behind every story, there's someone like her, quietly ensuring that our museum continues to inspire and delight for generations to come. 

And who knows? Maybe you'll be inspired to roll up your sleeves and join the storage revolution yourself. After all, there's always room for one more in the cardboard jungle.