The ethnology collections staff has been hard at work preparing for this and has been documentating the process:
Photos: (top) The space where Native American art curator Robin Wright stands is typically filled with objects, but room has been cleared for the new compactors. (middle) Working on the installation of the compactors. (bottom) The new storage compacters are installed on tracks so they can roll open and closed as need.
Once the work is done in ethnology, the same process will happen in the geology collection space. Read more about the entire project here.
Posted by: Julia Swan, Communications