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Tue, Feb 20

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McClellan Park

Museum Collections Center Tour

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Time & Location

Feb 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

McClellan Park, 4940 Lang Ave, McClellan Park, CA 95652, USA

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About the event

The Statewide Museum Collections Center is a working collections management facility and its “open storage” concept allows tour participants  to go behind the scenes for a close-up look at the diversity of materials  acquired by cultural specialists throughout the state and how these historic  objects are stored and preserved. The tour will start in our public exhibit area  and take visitors through our collections processing rooms and 120,000 sq. ft.  collections vault. Tour may also include the Department Archives and  Archaeology Lab, as staffing permits; tour stops are subject to change.

Plan your visit  

o Tours are available by appointment only. Tour groups must have a minimum of 4 visitors up to a  maximum of 20 visitors. Due to current staffing levels, we can only schedule one tour per available time.  

o Tour appointments need to be made at least two weeks in advance.  

o Tours are geared to visitors who are interested in a behind-the-scenes view of museum collection  management. This includes the preservation and storage of historic and cultural artifacts.  

o The tour requires almost one mile of walking on concrete floors through cool storage areas; comfortable  shoes and a sweater are recommended.  

o Bag/backpack storage is limited and large bags are not permitted.  

o Taking pictures or videos is only allowed the Lobby Exhibit. Taking pictures or video is not allowed in any  other location in the building.  

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