Workers Begin Packing State Museum Items

Workers have begun packing up the vast collection of the Alaska State Museum ahead of next year's move to a storage vault.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- Workers have begun packing up the vast collection of the Alaska State Museum ahead of next year's move to a storage vault.


The items will remain in a climate-controlled facility currently under construction until a new state Libraries, Archives and Museum building is up in Juneau.


A team of museum professionals and volunteers are preparing for the move. Conservator Ellen Carrlee is responsible for figuring out how to pack things up. The process involves opening every drawer in every storage unit and devising a plan for each item.


Carrlee says she and other museum staff pack and move objects all the time. But moving an entire collection is different.


She searched the Internet for tips, since there is no manual on how best to proceed.