27 June 2012

How to conserve a box of cereal

Staff at the Smithsonian describe the steps they followed in preparing a box of Wheaties featuring Jim Thorpe for conservation and display.

A companion article briefly discusses Jim Thorpe's career and the reasons his Olympic records are not officially recognized.


  1. It was hypocrisy and racism then; it's hypocrisy and pigheaded refusal to acknowledge a shameful wrong now.

  2. Seem like a lot of work when they could have just called up General Foods and said we want a box for preservation.

  3. What interesting work. Fun to watch!
    Conservator methodology with a display of unique tool collection. Must investigate further.


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