Murray County Museum receives Textile Inventory Grant
In December the museum received notice that their application for a Legacy grant had been accepted. The funds from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will be used to hire a part-time temporary position to catalog and re-house the clothing in the museum textile collection. That sounds like a simple task, but it involves several steps for each item of clothing. Each piece has to be researched to see if it is an accessioned item in the collection. It must be assessed for condition, photographed, and added to our database. Then each item is either carefully re-housed in acid free textile boxes or hung on archival quality padded hangers. There is an estimated 995 article of clothing that need treatment. We have hired Torri McKinney from Walnut Grove. Torri has experience working with textiles and is familiar with the workings of historical museums. She has a BSA in Art /Fibers from Southwest Minnesota State University and has owned her own fibers shop for many years. She brings a wealth of knowledge with her and we are excited to have her on our team this spring.