Hello from Behind the Scenes of The Army Museum Halifax Citadel.
It is summer time at The Army Museum. Some of you may wonder what our goes on behind the scenes when the exhibition space is open to the public every day. Well…here goes..
We take phone calls from donors and meet with donors when they come in to drop of items. Oh the treasures some of you have in your basements and attics! For example, In June we had a woman drop off all of her mom’s scrapbooks and albums. Her mom was a recruiting officer for The Canadian Women’s Army Corps. I can’t wait to dig into this donation. You can look forward to a ‘Behind the Scenes’ feature on this donation.
We use the fine weather to open up and clean out some of our larger items. How nice to see some of these fine artifacts again. Just this past week, we cleaned and (tried to) assemble a First World War field dentist chair from our collection. What an amazing artifact, though I am sure glad technology has improved since the day of the foot powered drill.
With vacationing staff and volunteers, the Summer is also a great time to reorganize our central workspace and storage areas. This Summer, our volunteer Christine, got to work reorganizing our large collection of Military training manuals. A project indeed!
To view any special collection in its entirety, we ask that you contact the Army Museum in advance to book a private appointment with the curator or a member of the museum staff.
Please visit our Visiting page to find out about our Hours of Operation and where we are located.
See you soon.
Please note: Our Project Preservation continues all year round. In the summer, we work on a smaller scale, continuing our mandate to maintain and preserve artifacts pertaining to Atlantic Canadian soldiers. Here at The Army Museum Halifax, we use acid free tissue, acid free storage boxes, as well as other conservation materials for cleaning and storing of artifacts. We do not have guaranteed income from any one source. And we have been pretty savvy putting the resources we do have to use. We could use your help however. If you are able to support ourProject Preservation with a donation, we are happy to put it to good use. All donations have impact. Even a donation of $20 can afford us a few more large plastic storage bins. Please see the "Support" page for information about making a donation.
To view any special collection in its entirety, we ask that you contact The Army Museum in advance to book a private appointment with the curator or member of the museum staff. If you are unable to visit us in person, you can explore our collection online with NovaMuse.