National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Category

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2009 This carved wooden pipe from the Czech Slovak Museum was covered in mud and dust. Since it has so many small crevices it was very hard […]

    Czech Pipe

    Tuesday, December 15, 2009 This carved wooden pipe from the Czech Slovak Museum was covered in mud and dust. Since it has so many small crevices it was very hard […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Friday, November 20, 2009 Elizabeth Boyne has joined us in the lab as our newest volunteer. We have no shortage of projects. She started with cleaning and flattening newspapers from […]

    New Volunteer Elizabeth

    Friday, November 20, 2009 Elizabeth Boyne has joined us in the lab as our newest volunteer. We have no shortage of projects. She started with cleaning and flattening newspapers from […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Monday, November 16, 2009 On October 23 we sent another round of artifacts back to the African American Museum. We also sent back the first of the manuscript boxes to […]

    Where We Are Now

    Monday, November 16, 2009 On October 23 we sent another round of artifacts back to the African American Museum. We also sent back the first of the manuscript boxes to […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Thursday, September 24, 2009 Keeping order in the aftermath of a disaster is not easy to do. When the flood hit Cedar Rapids in 2008 there was very little time […]

    inventory fun

    Thursday, September 24, 2009 Keeping order in the aftermath of a disaster is not easy to do. When the flood hit Cedar Rapids in 2008 there was very little time […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Caitlin and I discussed the timeline for returning the LPs and 45s to the Czech Museum yesterday, and we decided to start forging ahead with the […]

    Record Cleaning

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Caitlin and I discussed the timeline for returning the LPs and 45s to the Czech Museum yesterday, and we decided to start forging ahead with the […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2009 I checked in with the conservation lab staff this morning. I happened to have my camera with me and thought you might like to have a […]

    A Typical Day of Flood Recovery Work

    Tuesday, June 9, 2009 I checked in with the conservation lab staff this morning. I happened to have my camera with me and thought you might like to have a […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Thursday, May 14, 2009 At long last we are seeing action on obtaining a new water system. Our proposal to replace our old system was first drawn up in September […]

    Clean Water Coming UP!

    Thursday, May 14, 2009 At long last we are seeing action on obtaining a new water system. Our proposal to replace our old system was first drawn up in September […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Thursday, May 14, 2009 For months now we have been slugging away, dry cleaning the Czech Museum’s LP album covers, and we are just past the half-way point. As we […]

    For the Record: First Box of Czech/Slovak Museums LPs Done!

    Thursday, May 14, 2009 For months now we have been slugging away, dry cleaning the Czech Museum’s LP album covers, and we are just past the half-way point. As we […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2009 This letter was simply dry cleaned, there was no mending needed. It was pretty flat already, but I put it between damp blotters and under weight […]

    Czech letter 3

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 This letter was simply dry cleaned, there was no mending needed. It was pretty flat already, but I put it between damp blotters and under weight […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Monday, April 6, 2009 This letter, besides being filthy, had a severe crease across the center. It was a manuscript rather than printed so I couldn’t wash it. I dry […]

    Czech letter 2

    Monday, April 6, 2009 This letter, besides being filthy, had a severe crease across the center. It was a manuscript rather than printed so I couldn’t wash it. I dry […]

    Continue Reading...