A Busy Month

Since Spring Semester ended I started working more hours at the museum from 1:30 to 4:30. I would like to share my summer journey with you thus far.

I was given the privilege to design three display case in the Mezzanine level. I decided to highlight varies pots made by the San Juan / Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, potters from the 1930 San Juan Pottery Revival, and two pots from the Zia Pueblo.

The first case from San Juan / Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo will highlight different styles of pottery from the pueblo. In the second case viewers will see pottery made by potters Reyecita A. Trujillo and Tomasita Montoya participants of the revival. The third case has one of the largest pots the museum has, which was made by a potter from the Zia Pueblo. Beautiful photographs of each pueblo will also be included in each case.

I have been pretty busy working on redoing the labels on the artifact folders (there are quite a few folders let me tell you). Once this job is done all the file labels will have the accession number and brief description of the artifact on it.

Freezer treatment has been taking place on baskets, headdresses, and textiles that will be placed on display. Artifacts are placed into a freezer for four days to kill any possible bugs or larvae that might be present. This is a standard procedure that is done in museums. Once the treatment is completed the artifacts will be ready to be displaced.

Another project that I have been working on is a “Self-Guide Tour” pamphlet. This pamphlet will be a great handout to give visitors that stop by the museum.

As always I invite you to stop by the Luther Bean Museum, see the cases which I have written about and hopefully by the time you stop by for a visit the Self-Guide Tour pamphlet will be done. Enjoy your own personal journey this summer. God bless.