Today, May 18, 2017, marks the 40th anniversary of International Museum Day. Museums are imperative to preserving and interpreting cultural heritage and history, and this celebration of museums hopes to encourage education and understanding about what museums mean to our societies. In honor of this annual event, we’ve put together a diverse list of museums in Maryland.
Why do preservationists retain historic materials and how do replacement materials fit in? What are the current trends in accepting or denying substitute materials? How can we incorporate alternate materials the design review process? What do these replacement materials look and feel like up close? These an other questions will be answered at an upcoming symposium hosted by the Maryland Association of Historic District Commission.
The Maryland Historical Trust has just released a online mapping component to their existing Medusa database of documentation of the state’s historic and archaeology sites. Now professionals in the field can search and access over 60,000 records through a map-based interface.