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Unpacking grass artefacts

August 12, 2018

At the Nunalleq Culture & Archaeology Center Rick and his team have been unpacking the crates of artefacts that arrived from the University of Aberdeen.

This week Julie was unpacking some grass artefacts. Basketry is very fragile and a good packaging had to prevent the objects from any movement during transport by absorbing vibrations while ensuring that they were tightly and still gently packed within the crate. It also had to allow easy handling for study, ensure long-term conservation, and had to look nice for display.

Designing this packaging was not an easy task so it was very rewarding to see that her mounts worked very well!


Julie opening a crate of grass artefacts at the Nunalleq Culture & Archaeology Center

Basketry fragment in its mount at the University of Aberdeen (left) and after travel at the Nunalleq Culture & Archaeology Center (right)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. jmm permalink
    November 2, 2018 14:54

    Reblogged this on Julie Masson-MacLean.


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