Caring for the ROM's Collections

Posted: June 19, 2013 - 12:51 , by royal
Egypt, Behind-the-scenes, Collections, World Culture | Comments () | Comment
Woman photographing a clay pot, with a cart holding additional pots in the foreground

Year round, ROM staff care for our collections behind the scenes. We're fortunate to have dedicated volunteers and interns who help with many aspects of this work. Meet two of them, who are working with our World Cultures collections.

Kate Bursey

Kate is a Collection Technician Intern this summer at the Royal Ontario Museum. 

She is numbering and storing new acquisitions.

She is also photographing large portions of the collections for the ROM's records.

Some of our storage needs to be modified to better protect the objects. Kate is creating custom housing for many artifacts from various museum-appropriate materials.

Sarah Silvestri

Sarah is a collections management intern within the Egyptian Section of the World Cultures Department. 

For three months this summer (May-July) she is working tirelessly to photograph, accession, and catalogue objects from the ROM’s extensive Egyptian collection.

Kate Bursey and Sarah Silvestri