Hello from Behind the Scenes of The Army Museum Halifax Citadel.
In anticipation of our opening for Vimy Days (Sat April 7 - Monday April 9; 10 am to 2 pm) and then again our opening for the season in May, our collections team and exhibitions team are wrapping up the Winter work.
Winter work takes many shapes and forms. It involves polishing brass, cleaning leather, opening display cases and cleaning or switching out artifacts. Winter work involves pulling out larger items for conservation work. This winter we had our volunteers working to help clean and bag and tag our boot collection, putting those pillowcases donated from the Dartmouth location of Hampton Inn & Suites to good use. The Winter work at the museum also involves putting into action any ideas for changes the exhibition team have dreamed up during our open season. This year a very special project with our Artist in Residence, Richard Rudnicki, will be sure to knock the socks off our visitors.
To view any special collection in its entirety, we ask that you contact the Army Museum in advance to book a private appointment with the curator or a member of the museum staff.
Please visit our Visiting page to find out about our Hours of Operation and where we are located.
See you soon.
Please note: Our Project Preservation continues all year round. In the summer, we work on a smaller scale, continuing our mandate to maintain and preserve artifacts pertaining to Atlantic Canadian soldiers. Here at The Army Museum Halifax, we use acid free tissue, acid free storage boxes, as well as other conservation materials for cleaning and storing of artifacts. We do not have guaranteed income from any one source. And we have been pretty savvy putting the resources we do have to use. We could use your help however. If you are able to support ourProject Preservation with a donation, we are happy to put it to good use. All donations have impact. Even a donation of $20 can afford us a few more large plastic storage bins. Please see the "Support" page for information about making a donation.
To view any special collection in its entirety, we ask that you contact The Army Museum in advance to book a private appointment with the curator or member of the museum staff. If you are unable to visit us in person, you can explore our collection online with NovaMuse.