Alumni from the 2012-2013 ARTHIST 703/704: Introduction to Museum Studies courses donated to the Adopt Art program to preserve two objects from their course exhibition, Fragments of Faith. They adopted a 12th-13th century, silver gilt, German chalice from the Charles Bolles Bolles Rogers Collection and an 19th century Mexican monstrance.
Both pieces needed archival boxes with a window that allows for the objects to be viewed without excessive handling. These boxes makes for neat and organized storage in the vault, while protecting and preserving the object(s). These efforts help provide long-lasting storage solutions that not only preserve the collection, but also make objects more accessible.
Curators of Fragments of Faith: Anne Dauska O’Connor, Kate Gelshenen Rafferty, Anna M Kupiecki, Julie Lebo, Juan J Lopez, Cassie Sacotte, Jordan Severson, Elizabeth Siercks, and Leigh Wilcox.
Thanks so much for their support!
DISCLAIMER: The Curators of Fragments of Faith were unable to come to the UWM Art History Gallery to participate, so Christa Story, Curator, UWM Art Collection, placed the objects in their new storage boxes and Kate Negri, Academic Department Associate, recorded the process.
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