Gretta is a Collections Specialist working on The Collections Cataloging and Reconciliation Project (CCARP). She has been involved in the project since November 2013. Last year, Gretta helped process the Paul Pierce collection. Learning about CHM’s exceptional collection, and working with the ever impressive CCARP volunteers has been a wonderful experience. She graduated from the University of Leicester with a degree in Museum studies.
Whether it’s a “Speak & Spell” educational game or an IBM mainframe computer, everyone finds something from their own lives on display at CHM — but there’s more to the museum than meets the eye. As the largest international collection of computing artifacts, the museum only displays a fraction of its over 100,000 items. About 85% of the museum’s collection, 60% by volume, is stored off-site in an environmentally-controlled storage facility. This means that, while many objects are not regularly seen by the public, a team of volunteers and staff is working full-time to increase artifact visibility by documenting objects and making the information available online.Read More