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Gloucester Museum of History uses down time to catalog collection

The Gloucester Museum of History spent most of the year closed because of COVID-19. The museum reopened to the public in July, and is now preparing for its first event in months—a living history exhibit on the court circle this Saturday (See related story).

In March the visitors stopped coming, but the work behind closed doors never did. Museum Coordinator Robert Kelly used this time to his advantage. For months Kelly and museum staff spent their time cataloging over 1,500 items of the 3,000-piece collection at the museum.

Hired earlier this year, Kelly used the shutdown to familiarize himself with the entire collection. Along with museum intern Kristen Christian, he spent days cleaning cases and updating their records.

Christian is an online graduate student at Johns Hopkins University and former art teacher. She taught art for five years, four of which were in King William County. She started her internship at the museum in February.

The two have been able to “get their ...

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