Task Overview: Every now and then, we come across an object in the collections that we’d like to know more about. An artifact researcher starts with clues on the artifact, such as labels or markings, and information about the donor, and uses those as a starting point. How, when, and where was it made? Who used it? What did he or she do? How was that person connected to the Creston Valley and other people who lived here? These are the sorts of questions an artifact researcher tries to answer, using online, archival, and other sources.
Job Type: Occasional
Suitable For: Individuals / High School Students
Schedule: This is a sporadic task. Let us know you’re interested, and we’ll contact you when there’s something we’d like you to research. Alternatively, pick an object that interests you and gather the information for possible future use! The schedule and amount of time you spend is up to you. The artifact has to stay at the Museum, of course, but you can take photographs of it and work from home
Requirements: Basic knowledge about the type of artifact you’re researching (or at least an interest in learning!), persistence, patience, and good research/note-taking skills.