Our Collections and Exhibition Manager, James Bowman, offers insights and stories from our vault!



World War I Poster, “True Blue,” 1919

True Blue

One item that came to the gallery for an upcoming show was particularly interesting from a conservation perspective. Actually, it’s really two of the same particular item…


How to Hang a Frame… Perfectly

Ever been to a friend’s house and wonder why all the picture frames are hovering mere inches from the ceiling or way above the couch? Or is that your house?


Crates: Inside the Padded World of Art Packing

How do you pack an ornate bronze sculpture or a large plaster frame for a trip across country on a truck? “Carefully.”