Cold Storage Keeps Artifacts Bug Free



Brianna Gibbs/KMXT

            Earlier this month, KMXT told you about the Alutiiq Museum’s two-year skin sewing project, which culminated in a life-size, wearable parka. The parka has since been unveiled to the public, but it won’t be on display at the museum for a few weeks. That’s because it must first go through cold storage – a process all too common in museums to help prevent bugs and other pests from damaging organic materials in a collection. KMXT’s Brianna Gibbs has more on the process and why it’s an important step in preserving history.

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