Sunday the 12th saw a lot of activity at the Arden Craft Shop Museum. A group of five volunteers came out to help our curator clean a group of papers from the Arden Forge. The papers, donated by Pete Renzetti in the early 2000s, consist of sketches, patterns, and other papers used (and stored) in the Arden Forge. As one might imagine, paper and forges have different standards of cleanliness, so the papers arrived at the ACSM in need of extensive cleaning before they could be rehoused and stored safely.
Another crew will be coming in this Sunday to care for the rest of the papers. Once the papers are rehoused, they can be processed and placed in the museum office, freeing up processing space for other donations.
Can you tell the before and after sides of this sketch?