MCHS board receives primer on collection

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Behind the scenes

McHenry County Historical Society board members received a behind-the-scenes tour of on-campus museum storage spaces on Aug. 27, and a look at the museum's inventory of more than 10,000 items.  Exhibits Curator Kira Halvey also gave the group an overview of the selection (accessioning) and deaccessioning process, cataloguing and storage techniques. Highlights include the use of acid-free, archival boxes, LED lighting and temperature/humidity control.