Working against time

This month, the moving project started moving cultural history objects from old storage rooms with very bad climate, as mentioned in the previous post (click here). The cultural objects are a part of Norway’s history with selections of “ølboller” and “mangletrær” unique to this region, amongst other things.

Gang3 mugg

The climate has a relative humidity of more than 60% most days, making mold and insects a big issue. The plan is to move as many objects out as possible before the wood beetle’s life cycle reaches spring and they fly off, spreading to other parts of the museum. Therefore, during the last few weeks we have been packing with little space to work on and against time.

Mold and holes from insects all in one object.

Mold and holes from insects all in one object.

Insect damage making the object very fragile.

Insect damage making the object very fragile.

 

Vacuuming in at small space.

Vacuuming in at small space.

 

Vacuuming after clearing out some space.

Vacuuming after clearing out some space.