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Connecting to Collections is a federal grant project administered by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR). NCDCR was awarded grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to assist the state’s archives, museums, library special collections and historic sites with traditional preservation of collections and disaster preparedness and response.

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Sep 16, 2014
The fall harvest is upon us in North Carolina. That means cotton and many food crops such as peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans. On the North Carolina coast, fall is also a time to harvest from the sea. The Day at the Docks festival in Hatteras will celebrate the seafood harvest later this week, September […]
Sep 09, 2014
Thanks to John Campbell, Collections Management Section Chief of the NC Museum of History and CREST member for this guest post. Recently a colleague forwarded to me a string of emails about a potential danger lurking in museum collections,  fire grenades.  These items were sold from the 1870s until the 1950s and were used to […]
Sep 02, 2014
A few months ago we blogged here about the now-prominent view among historic preservation experts to shutter historic house museums with low visitation and/or revenue and shift them to private ownership with protective easements. Last month, in an article entitled, “The Great Historic House Museum Debate,” a Boston Globe journalist introduced these arguments to a […]