Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 by Janelle Cairo
Even though our gallery spaces are calm and tranquil places, the behind-the-scenes work here is just the opposite. You would not believe how busy we are down in the basement! The frenzy of activity in the prep room is an unbelievable contrast to our public spaces. Currently, we are preparing for a small show called Bodies at Rest that we will have at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. This will be a concurrent exhibition for the NCECA convention.   If you don’t know much about NCECA here is their website http://nceca.net...
 
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Cherry and Jim Wardrip
Let me start this month's blog by saying it is a real joy for Cherry and me to jot down a few thoughts each time to include in our RAM blog post. For me it's an opportunity to not only show and tell visitors about the wonderful works at RAM, but also share some background gained from my volunteering with set up and take down of exhibits. Janelle Cairo, the RAM preparator, has rounded up a volunteer crew, and just recently we helped set up the new show called Magic Mud: Masterworks in Clay from RAM's Collection. We had...
 
Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 by Elizabeth Frozena
At RAM we have a lot of micro collections, or small collections that aren’t considered part of the permanent art collection, but have some value to the museum. Museums do this for a variety of reasons: historical documentation, education, and to use as a source of reference. One of these micro collections at RAM is ephemera. Ephemera, as defined by Webster’s, are things that are important or useful for only a short time, or an item that was not meant to have lasting value. Some examples of ephemera are greeting cards, postcards...