It’s good to see that work is progressing so well at the wonderful Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle, which fell victim to the dreadful flood there earlier this year…
New shelving is also going up in the library. We are taking the opportunity to replace the existing wooden shelves with new archival shelving which is much kinder to books over the long term. Graham is also looking into sourcing permanent dehumidifiers, security systems, sliding doors and other general conservation devices for both the library and the museum itself. We are currently using dehumidifiers kindly on loan from the German Red Cross which has saved us and the insurers a lot of money.
The ‘Satanism’ display is the latest one to be redesigned. It is also being relocated to a different part of the museum.
Flood alleviation is high on the agenda in Boscastle at the moment as massive works will be starting in the new year. Graham is ensuring he has a big input in the Harbour plans so a similar incident will not be able to happen again.
Just a reminder: If you’re in a position to offer them a donation of cash or work, please contact them through the website: http://www.museumofwitchcraft.com/