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Museum recovery coordinator hired

The Town of Pulaski has hired a museum recovery coordinator to take the lead in organizing and preserving items salvaged from the Pulaski Train Station after it was destroye by a fire this past November.
Heather Carter, a native of Floyd, has stepped into the role of museum recovery coordinator, which is a position that is being funded through the insurance company that the Town of Pulaski has been partnering with to move forward in the process of restoring the train station, according to John White, economic development director for the Town of Pulaski, who has been working closely with this project.
Carter is a 1999 graduate of Radford University, where she studied art history and psychology, and worked at the school’s art museum as a student. In addition to her studies at RU, she has studied art history abroad in France.
Carter has also worked for Christie’s auction company and Valley Auctions in Newbern.
She commented that she likes researching artifacts and is excited to work with Betty Kirkner, director of the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Museum, which was housed inside the train station before last fall’s fire, and to learn more about the history of Pulaski.
Currently, Carter said the primary focus is to get all of the items that were salvaged in one location, then work from there. She added that eventually, she will be cataloging all of the salvaged artifacts.
White commented that Carter is facing a very complex process in cataloging all of the artifacts. He noted that approximately 2,600 individual items were salvaged and will be in need of cataloging, which will consist of Carter photographing and writing a description about each item, which will "enable us to compare what we had, and what we now have."
White also commented that this preservation project is an example of the Town of Pulaski’s stewardship, as it is important to preserve "our shared history."

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Museum recovery coordinator hired

The Town of Pulaski has hired a museum recovery coordinator to take the lead in organizing and preserving items salvaged from the Pulaski Train Station after it was destroye by a fire this past November.
Heather Carter, a native of Floyd, has stepped into the role of museum recovery coordinator, which is a position that is being funded through the insurance company that the Town of Pulaski has been partnering with to move forward in the process of restoring the train station, according to John White, economic development director for the Town of Pulaski, who has been working closely with this project.
Carter is a 1999 graduate of Radford University, where she studied art history and psychology, and worked at the school’s art museum as a student. In addition to her studies at RU, she has studied art history abroad in France.
Carter has also worked for Christie’s auction company and Valley Auctions in Newbern.
She commented that she likes researching artifacts and is excited to work with Betty Kirkner, director of the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Museum, which was housed inside the train station before last fall’s fire, and to learn more about the history of Pulaski.
Currently, Carter said the primary focus is to get all of the items that were salvaged in one location, then work from there. She added that eventually, she will be cataloging all of the salvaged artifacts.
White commented that Carter is facing a very complex process in cataloging all of the artifacts. He noted that approximately 2,600 individual items were salvaged and will be in need of cataloging, which will consist of Carter photographing and writing a description about each item, which will "enable us to compare what we had, and what we now have."
White also commented that this preservation project is an example of the Town of Pulaski’s stewardship, as it is important to preserve "our shared history."

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