African American Museum of Iowa Category

  • Friday, January 16, 2009 Today was the grand re-opening of the African American Museum of Iowa. A feat to be commended and celebrated. Since the June flooding, they have mucked […]

    African American Museum of Iowa Grand Re-Opening

    Friday, January 16, 2009 Today was the grand re-opening of the African American Museum of Iowa. A feat to be commended and celebrated. Since the June flooding, they have mucked […]

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  • Monday, January 12, 2009 These photographs were found among the documents from the African American Museum that were returned from the freeze dryer. This is one example of many envelopes […]

    Good Preservation Practices Save Photos

    Monday, January 12, 2009 These photographs were found among the documents from the African American Museum that were returned from the freeze dryer. This is one example of many envelopes […]

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  • Friday, January 2, 2009 I like to wear these magnifying glasses to demonstrate how fashion forward we are at the University of Iowa Conservation Lab. Aside from being extremely attractive […]

    Up Close and Personal

    Friday, January 2, 2009 I like to wear these magnifying glasses to demonstrate how fashion forward we are at the University of Iowa Conservation Lab. Aside from being extremely attractive […]

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  • Cleaning Gourd Drum

    Wednesday, December 17, 2008¬ This gourd drum, an artifact from the African American Museum is a dried and hollowed gourd, the top has been sliced away to create an opening […]

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  • Wednesday, November 12, 2008 The African American Museum has a collection of baskets that were sent to us after being damaged in the flood.¬†In¬†September we¬†were sent to the Campbell Center […]

    Making A Difference With Baskets

    Wednesday, November 12, 2008 The African American Museum has a collection of baskets that were sent to us after being damaged in the flood.¬†In¬†September we¬†were sent to the Campbell Center […]

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  • Friday, October 17, 2008 This small metal box is full of buttons of all shapes and sizes that are from Mason’s Dry Cleaners that was owned by Elmer Smith Jr. […]

    Buttons, Buttons, Who’s Got the Buttons

    Friday, October 17, 2008 This small metal box is full of buttons of all shapes and sizes that are from Mason’s Dry Cleaners that was owned by Elmer Smith Jr. […]

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  • Tuesday, October 14, 2008 These Sandals are one of two pairs¬†from the African American Museum. They¬†were both¬†caked with mud and sludge. We chose to¬†clean these sandals because they were in […]

    Sandals Almost as Good as New

    Tuesday, October 14, 2008 These Sandals are one of two pairs¬†from the African American Museum. They¬†were both¬†caked with mud and sludge. We chose to¬†clean these sandals because they were in […]

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  • Friday, October 10, 2008 Three feather and wicker fans were salvaged from the African American Museum, all three were moldy and covered with a thick layer of muck. We knew […]

    Feather Fans

    Friday, October 10, 2008 Three feather and wicker fans were salvaged from the African American Museum, all three were moldy and covered with a thick layer of muck. We knew […]

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  • Wednesday, October 8, 2008 We march on with cleaning baskets. This consumes most of my time at the lab now, as we are trying to finish cleaning the baskets before […]

    Basket Cleaning

    Wednesday, October 8, 2008 We march on with cleaning baskets. This consumes most of my time at the lab now, as we are trying to finish cleaning the baskets before […]

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  • Monday, October 6, 2008 Among the artifacts from the African American Museum were two mats woven by George Washington Carver. The mat pictured was cleaned in about 15 hours by […]

    George Washington Carver Woven Mat Cleaned

    Monday, October 6, 2008 Among the artifacts from the African American Museum were two mats woven by George Washington Carver. The mat pictured was cleaned in about 15 hours by […]

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