A Sticky Situation

By Lauren Amundson

Since 2014, we’ve been moving collections from various storage areas on Lowell Observatory’s campus to the Putnam Collection Center. As part of the moving process, we use a freezer for pest control. Before we put items or boxes in the freezer, we wrap them in plastic sheeting and tape them shut to make sure no condensation forms on the inside. Think of it as less colorful gift wrapping!

With inspiration from colleagues at another institution, we decided to create a ball of used tape as we unwrapped the boxes. We haven’t added to it for a while, but maybe it’s time to get back to it. Indiana Jones, anyone?

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