Revealing Hidden Labels

By
Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres is the Collections Technician of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. Her primary duties include the rehousing and photography of the museum’s collection. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Studies in 2013. In 2015, she received her M.A. in Museum Studies with a concentration in Collections Management from the George Washington University.

Sometimes rehousing an object can reveal some exciting details that haven’t been seen in a long time. This stone fragment was previously stored in a way that blocked this very unique handwritten paper label that had been adhered to the object’s side. Now properly rehoused, the contents of the label are clearly visible and reveal important details, such as the stone fragment’s provenance, a date, and a donor’s name.