Collections Connection

Space Exploration through Collections Preservation

Posted on 1/28/2016 by Jessica Schubick

The South Florida Museum collection houses thousands of objects, and each one holds a little piece of knowledge and history that we promise to preserve and share with the public. We do this every day, but every once in a while we come across an extraordinary situation that makes me want to get on my curator’s soap box and say ‘See this right here. This is why we do what we do.’ Just such a situation made this curator’s little heart flutter back in September when the Museum was contacted by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) located in Pasadena, California.

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Preserving Snooty's History

Posted on 8/18/2015 by Jessica Schubick

We recently celebrated Snooty’s 67th birthday in July, and what a 67 years it’s been! The Museum has always maintained records ofSnooty’s history, but now we are excited to be creating an official Snooty archive. This archive will be maintained by our collections department with goals of better preservation and digitization of photographs and other documents.

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From Card Catalogs to 3D Scanners

Posted on 7/24/2015 by Jessica Schubick

The Museum has seen a lot of change from the time of its inception in 1946 to today, including in our permanent collection. The collection has grown from a core group of Florida archaeological materials to an eclectic selection of objects that spans a variety of places, time periods, and cultures. Through the years the curators and volunteers have catalogued and cared for these objects. The process of collecting and storing data about these objects has changed with time as well.

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Get To Know the Museum's Collections: The Mockingbird Collection

Posted on 7/23/2015 by Jessica Schubick

In October of 2013 the South Florida Museum was gifted with a collection of Mockingbird ephemera from one of our long- time supporters and prior director and board member Dr. Thomas Peter Bennett.

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Creating a Digital Archive of Maritime Books

Posted on 6/8/2015 by Jessica Schubick

The Bishop Maritime Library is one of the South Florida Museum’s most extensive collections, at almost 2,000 volumes. This library of maritime-related fiction and non-fiction grew out of Mr. Edward E. Bishop’s passion for yachting and his wife, Lillian’s, love of reading. It was donated to the Museum in the 1970’s by their caregiver and another wonderful patron of the Museum, Miss Mary Parker.

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