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November 09, 2009


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Becky D

Thanks for the peek behind the scenes. This is making re-think my own closet! I'm not very nice to my clothes...

FIDM Museum

Thinking about museum storage issues always reminds me of the famous "No Wire Hangers" scene from the movie "Mommie Dearest."



Thank you for posting this! It's great to get an idea of how you store things -- and how I might look at storing my more precious garments.


This is really interesting! I'm sure most museums struggle with storage issues, whether its lack of space or the budget for more archival boxes (those things are so expensive!)

Having volunteered at a costume museum for about five years now, I've certainly taken some of the ideas home with me - like storing my vintage clothes in acid free tissue paper (with fat rolls of it in the folds, naturally) I'm very fastidious now - but not quite in Joan Crawford's league!

FIDM Museum

Storage is always a challenge! If any of you find that you'd like more information about museum storage techniques. Check out the Canadian Conservation Institute website: http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx

They have a lot of great information, especially their CCI notes on storing various materials. If you live in Canada, these are free. If you live outside Canada, the cost is very minimal.


I have a never seen this amazing work, Museum are in search of you FIDM. This peacock and that special earrings attracts me a lot.. Thanks for posting.

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