Can’t Touch This: Voices from the Basement Part 1
This summer we asked our summer interns to team up and create their very own podcast episodes. Over the course of ten weeks they needed to pitch a concept, draft a script, and record and edit their podcasts. We’re going to share those podcasts here with you on the blog over the course of the next few weeks! You can see all of their podcasts by clicking on the intern podcast tag.
The first podcast episodes in this special series were created by collections interns Joelle Paull and Amy Swartz to focus on the care and handling of museum collections. They had so much to talk about that they elected to create three episodes – the first is focused on textiles, a subject they got first hand experience with as they assisted with the installation of our Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland exhibit. Below are some images and resources related to their podcast Can’t Touch This, episode 1.
Resources on how to handle textiles:
How to Handle Antique Textiles and Costumes from the Smithsoniam Museum Conservation Institute
Curatorial Care of Textile Objects from the National Park Service
Care of Historic Clothing and Textiles from the University of Georgia
Caring for Your Treasures: Textiles from the American Institute for Conservation