All hands on deck!

Brushes and sandbags at the ready! Today the museum team were prepared to defend the building against the sudden onset of heavy rain and hail. Similar to many old buildings, the museum cellar is prone to the occasional leak. Today, gallons of water gushed through from outside and everyone had to respond quickly before any items were at risk of being damaged.

Sweeping brushes were used to sweep the water out of the cellar and down a large drain. Sandbags were used to create barriers and direct water away from certain areas.

Objects from the collection are not stored in the cellar, however in bad weather we need to check that water is not entering the building from elsewhere. All appears fine for now, and as the storm passes we can take off the wellies, lay down the brushes and hope for a bit of summer sun instead!



About janineclarefox

My name is Janine Fox and I am Assistant Museum Officer at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery. My role is to care and document the museum collection. Working within a small team means I also help install exhibitions, carry out research for enquiries and assist with larger museum projects. What inspires me? Apart from tea and chocolate, I would say travel, photography, art and anything old with a story to tell! It will come as no surprise that I love my job; I work with objects, ensuring that they are looked after, made available for the public and that their stories are recorded for perpetuity.
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One Response to All hands on deck!

  1. Kieran says:

    Yikes, that doesn’t sound like fun! At least it happened during work hours 🙂

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