Well, we’re getting really stuck into our winter jobs here at Gressenhall now that we’re closed (we’re open during February Half Term and then open again from March 10th 2013!)
Lauren, Curatorial Assistant is planning a refresh of the displays in St Nicks Barn down on the farm. First step is to do a big clean. This is really important and is a chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with the collections. It is a good opportunity to lookout for anything that is wrong such as signs of pests or damage. But it also means we can look out for any interesting information and features of the objects (which are a much more welcome find than any pests!)
We move the large objects out to the middle and dust them all individually with brushes. We are also using scaffolding to get up high and clean the objects, mesh, walls and ceiling. Volunteers and staff from around the site are getting involved.