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By Dan Rudy 

Museum reopens doors, rotates collection


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

A Minke whale skull on loan from Ira Merrill is on display in the Nolan Center's main entryway. One of the newer items at Wrangell Museum, the skull was assembled and arranged by Cindy Kilpatrick and Steve Cross.

The Wrangell Museum at the Nolan Center is open once again, after shutting down for two months for cataloging.

Museum Director Terri Henson explained that all the items in the collection have been photographed and logged in Microsoft Excel.

"There were a hundred (items) in there alone," she said of the museum's main gallery.

Eventually the full collection will be inventoried and available for review online using the PastPerfect system. The cataloging software is currently used in 9,500 museums worldwide and preserves a digital record of artifacts and archival materials.

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