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Everything Must Go! Packing up the library at Museum of Transport

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There are many objects, large and small, being decanted from the current Museum of Transport at Kelvin Hall to either their new home at the Riverside Museum or our excellent storage facility at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre in Nitshill.

But it’s not just locomotives, trams, ship models and other transport-related objects that are leaving MOT. We also have a vast amount of paperwork, photographs, historical documentation and books from the museum’s library and record store that need to be assessed, packed and shipped out of the building.

The Riverside Museum Project’s admin team, visitor assistants and volunteers have the task of accurately recording, packaging, storing and moving every single piece of paper out of the building. It’s no easy task!

The pictures above show visitor assistants Callum Hartley and Craig Reilly and admin assistant Linda Simi preparing the papers, books and boxes for removal from the museum.

When the archiving is complete, all of the paperwork will be stored at GMRC to allow future access. There will also be a very detailed comprehensive file list which will easily direct staff to the referenced boxes. 

Angela Pluck, senior project administrator, estimates that by the end of the archiving process there will be a total of 200 boxes packed.  To date the team have archived 46 – each of those containing around 6kg of printed documents.

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Written by Colin Campbell

August 30, 2010 at 1:51 pm

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