General cleaning in the gallery is also important to ensure that pests, especially bugs, don’t make their homes in and around the artifacts. This means vacuuming every small space, cleaning cases and dusting all places both high, low, and in the middle.
To take a break from all of our cleaning, Staff were also able to move cases and objects to new locations. Focusing on another large object in our display the Ceremonial Hide was removed from its case and set away in order to let the hide and natural dies rest in the dark. Museum staff do this to ensure that the materials are not exposed to damaging light for long periods of time which can cause pigments to fade.
Finally, with many hands and lots of heavy lifting the case was taken apart and will soon be moved to a new, surprise location! So please stay tuned for its unveiling.