I volunteered to give a new Board Member and his wife a tour of the museum. Uffda…the place has gone to heck in a hand basket.
It was dusty, the floors were dirty and I walked around picking up pieces of paper here and there. “Stuff” anyone should notice…but apparently don’t. The Board Member emptied trash and helped clean up the kitchen… we dusted some.
The numbering system is all messed up…on paper only. It isn’t too late to fix it. I informed another board member who is the acting President since the last President resigned. I volunteered to give the new curator a lesson on accessioning items correctly, marking them, photographing and entering them in the computer.
If you all remember I cleaned something just about everyday at the museum, updated the Facebook page, wrote their blog and got their advertising out on time, still managing to accession items, write thank you notes and give tours while still smiling.
I am discouraged for them. It is hard for me to see the place go so far downhill in just a few months. I worked really hard to whip that place into shape, so did my husband. You would think that out of seven board members a few of them would take responsibility to see that things are presentable to the public and that items donated are properly documented.
I AM R.E.T.I.R.E.D…repeat many times.