General News

Bringing Them Back to Life: News and Updates from Director Carl P. Borick

It is hard to believe that the Museum’s new Natural History Gallery will be a reality in less than a year.  We are targeting mid-September for completion of the renovation with the official “opening to take place shortly thereafter.  Between years of planning, design and fundraising, the day that once…

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The Magic of Lantern Slides

“Miss White at the Piano”, early 1800s Before the invention of photographs and “moving pictures,” magic lanterns and glass slides were the primary means to show motion and project images. A hand painted image or landscape on a piece of glass would come to life when it was used in…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: Taxidermy with Becca Barnet

For some time now, The Charleston Museum has been working closely with Becca Barnet, of Sisal & Tow, on the design for our Natural History Gallery renovation project. While she and the Museum’s staff have been planning the gallery section by section, Barnet has also been performing needed taxidermy and repair work on…

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More Cases for Silver’s Graces!

This past August, Andrew Steever of Charleston’s own Squarepoint Design, and former designer and project manager for Technical Theater Solutions responsible for The Charleston Museum’s Kidstory and the Historic Textiles Gallery, was here again with associate Aaron Ferrari, this time installing new casework crafted specifically for the Loeblein Gallery of…

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Storeroom Stories: Freedom from Want

“Our cook cooked it, I painted it and we ate it.  That was one of the few times I’ve ever eaten the model.” – Norman Rockwell Sometimes referred to as, I’ll be Home for Christmas, Rockwell’s iconic nuclear family seated around the white linen table as a turkey is presented,…

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