2019

One artefact. One treasure.

I uncovered treasure deep in this box. It was wrapped in brown paper and rectangular in shape. I held my breath as I unfolded the paper. . .

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Building a new exhibit

The community-run Salmar Theatre turns 70 in May. It is a place the community gathers to share a laugh and shed a tear. . .

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After the flood. . .

Things on the first floor of the Montebello building are getting back to normal. Soon it will be business as usual, thanks to contractors and several super volunteers.

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My Dream Job - Registrar of Collections

For three months I had the privilege of basically working my dream job. I know sometimes when people get this opportunity, they discover that what they thought was their dream job is the furthest thing from it. Thankfully, that is not how my experience ended. Everything that I got to do, see, touch, and experience, not to mention the people that I met, solidified my dream job as something that I could definitely see myself enjoying as a lifetime career. While I did have some idea of what I...

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We should have built an ark!

There was no end to the excitement caused when a 2 year old pressure valve failed in the Montebello's mechanical room. The four inch drain and the curator couldn't cope. Cathy English, Curator at the Revelstoke City Museum had some sage words.

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February 2019: Caring for the collection

The men and women who work on the ground floor of the Montebello Building are wonderful. They do the real work of caring for the collection and making it available to the public. When Nancy Tait began volunteering last February, I did my crash course on processing a new collection with her. I used the language that I had used for decades. I pulled out Chenhall’s Book of Nomenclature. Then I made a confession. My colleagues don’t catalogue new artefacts. They accession them.

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January 2019: A letter to our funders

Lise Ouimet writes about her new work station in the Ernie Doe Archives Room. The workroom is at ground level, spacious, and open for business!

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janvier 2019: une lettre à nos donateurs

Lise Ouimet écrit au sujet de son nouveau poste de travail dans la salle des archives Ernie Doe. La salle, très spacieuse, est située au rez-de-chaussée, et bourdonne d'activités!

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January 2019: Louis Thomas takes the title!

It was about time. Louis had been advising the Curatorial Department at the Salmon Arm Museum for almost two decades. When he was finally offered a position, he agreed to make the relationship official.

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