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Exhibiting And Storing Baskets - Septmber 14, 2015
September 14, 2015 The Kings County Museum in Kentville, Nova Scotia recently received a collection of woven baskets from a donor.  These are in various conditions from pristine to poor, some with colouring, and some with elaborate designs.  This is an exce...

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Second Time Capsule Contents - Continued June 2, 2015
June 2, 2015 Besides the surprise discovery of 9 coins in soggy newspaper in this second time capsule from 1933 there were two type-written paper documents rolled up and folded inside.  Uncovering these proved to be challenging but rewarding when it resulte...

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Second Time Capsule Contents - May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015 The Kings County Museum in Kentville, Nova Scotia received two time capsules during the demolition of the Kings County Academy.  In June of 2014 we opened one of the time capsules dated from 1928 that was part of the school's original foundatio...

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Pharmacy Ledgers - December, 2014
December 21, 2014 Example of prescription page Porter House Register Recently, three large, heavy ledgers were donated to the Kings County Museum in Kentville Nova Scotia from a local family.  Inside are literally hundreds of prescriptions filled by the ear...
Pharmacy Ledgers - December, 2014
Pharmacy Ledgers - December, 2014
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Time Capsule Contents (Continued) - December 9, 2014
December 9, 2014 In June of 2014 we opened a time capsule that held three newspapers, two business cards and seven handwritten pages.  These handwritten pages found in the Kings County Academy (Kentville, Nova Scotia) time capsule from 1929 have been transc...

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Teapot Repaired - Randall House Museum
August 19, 2014 I was asked to repair a broken teapot at Randall House museum after it had been broken in transit on a flight from Alberta.  A set of china had been carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in a hard shell carry-on bag but, sadly, the tea...
Teapot Repaired - Randall House Museum
Teapot Repaired - Randall House Museum
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Time Capsule Contents (Continued) - July 19, 2014
July 19, 2014 Handwritten Page 1 - enhanced Perhaps the most important artifact in the Time Capsule from June 19, 1929 is the seven handwritten pages discussing the Kings County school at the time.  The title on the first page is Kentville Schools and there...
Time Capsule Contents (Continued) - July 19, 2014
Time Capsule Contents (Continued) - July 19, 2014
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Time Capsule Contents - July 2, 2014
July 2, 2014 Two weeks after the public opening of the time capsule I opened it again to start the conservation work necessary to record the objects as they are removed.  This photograph shows the tools I will use (starting from the far right): Getting Read...
Time Capsule Contents - July 2, 2014
Time Capsule Contents - July 2, 2014
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Time Capsule Opened
June 27, 2014 On June 11, 2014 I had the opportunity to open a time capsule 85 years to the day when it was deposited in 1929.  The capsule as shown in the photograph consists of a metal box approximately 10 cm wide, 10 cm high, and 25 cm long (exact measur...
Time Capsule Opened
Time Capsule Opened
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Silver Artifacts Conservation - April 17, 2014
April 17, 2014 Small trophy - full view - before Tarnish is formed on the surface of silver when it is subject to high humidity, moisture or air pollution.  The silver combines with sulphur in the air or moisture to form silver sulfide (AgS) which is black ...
Silver Artifacts Conservation - April 17, 2014
Silver Artifacts Conservation - April 17, 2014
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