Moving history, packing artifacts

Moving history, packing artifacts
By: Wes Wallace

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - With Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus set to open later this summer, a lot of changes take place back on the school's main campus.
That includes the Southeast Museum.  It'll transfer a lot of artifacts to go on display at the River Campus.
"I've never had to move an entire collection,' said Amy Roadarmel, the Assistant Curator for the museum. "It's very difficult."
Moving history isn't easy, and it's not like you can just bubble wrap the clay pots and toss them on a moving van.  Museum workers must individually wrap each piece, including more than 900-pottery items, plus many other artifacts.
They use a special foam and other packing materials, and neatly wrap it all up.  The tedious process is only made harder because there's no official move date, since the river campus isn't completely finished.