Dan Siercks adopted multiple objects from the the UWM Art Collection Adopt Art program in honor of his wife, art history BA 2011/MA 2013 alumna, Elizabeth Siercks.
The Manuel Carrillo set of 16 photographs and the Jasper Johns screenprint needed archival polyester sleeves to protect them in storage and when exhibited to students to study.
The sixth-century Byzantine marble ossuary and the carved soapstone Inuit owl sculpture required their own archival boxes. The ossuary box has a slide out tray and drop-down section to reduce excessive handling. Timangiak Petaulassie’s Owl received an archival box with a clear top so the contents can be seen without disturbing the object.
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DISCLAIMER: Dan and Elizabeth Siercks 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 polyester sleeves. Kate Negri, Academic Department Associate, documented the process.