The neighbors are calling it the museum. I need to investigate the sizes of the world’s smallest museums. I might qualify for the Guinness Book.
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Looks like great space and you have obviously put a great deal of thought and research into what the collection needs to be preserved. A small museum indeed.
Thanks so much. I am trying y best to give these things the best care I can.
What a nice ‘museum’! And you have a little room for new acquisitions….
That extra room is very important!
This is so exciting Lizzie. Congrats!
Thanks so much, Amanda. Did you spot that embroidered tennis hand towel you gave me ages ago?
The prefab building (while not yet perfect re: climate ( i think) is wonderful. It is air tight/clean and should resist mildew. For all intense and purpose – the perfect start. This is the only collection of it’s kind. Looks like a museum to me.Contributions of all sorts welcome? Or does that get “tricky”? Congrats. O,Jacq
Someone on Instagram suggested I consider one of the donation sites for people who want to contribute. But the tax part looks tricky, so I’m hesitant to take cash contributions.
But gifts of objects are always welcome. Some of the nicest items in the collection were gifts.
PS I amsure you can use extra hands on – the intern programs at the local universities (fashion merchandising/history,etc. are a great resource? I used them in DC/NYC/Knoxville?
I am so impressed!
Thanks so much!
My internet friend https://instagram.com/thetinyhouseofvintage?utm_medium=copy_link did this too! She’s loving it, and does well on Insta when she let’s some items go.
I love seeing other people’s projects. Thanks for sharing.
Waiting to hear admission price! Wonderful!
Free to anyone passing through Western North Carolina!
It’s so exciting to see it all together. What a terrific collection and a lovely museum. Congratulations.
Thanks so much, Paul.
Hi Lizzy, Beautiful setup. Can i ask you where did you buy the Acid-Free quilt boxes and the acid neutralzer?
The acid neutralizer can be found in craft stores that sell scrapbooking supplies. I ordered the boxes from a quilting supply store. They were not cheap, but I have found them to be durable. A site called Annie’s Craft Store has the boxes along with other sites.
This is amazing. Long-time reader. Would love admission to your museum, even all the way from Canada. With an archivist in the family, glad to see you are investing in proper boxes!
I’ve seen so many great textiles destroyed by storage in ordinary cardboard boxes. I don’t want that to happen to my stuff!
Oh my goodness! I love this! And yes, I’m with your neighbors calling it a museum! I would love to visit! Can’t wait to see it progress!
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