By Manda Kowalczyk, Preservation Specialist
On May 1, cultural institutions around the country will participate in MayDay, a day initiated by Heritage Preservation to promote disaster preparedness and the care of artifacts.
In honor of this day, the preservation and education departments have collaborated to create a matching game to engage and educate the public about the 10 Agents of Deterioration.
Through this matching card game, visitors will examine images of artifacts from our collection, locate the psychical damage on the artifact and match the defect with the corresponding Agent of Deterioration (water, pests, fire etc.).
Knowing what can damage your treasures allows you to plan and prevent!
This activity will repeat monthly so be sure to check out our Calendar of Events for updates.
If you would like to learn more about MayDay, and see what other institutions are working on, search for #MayDay2015 on Twitter!