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Randall Melton, collections curator at the museum, explains how artifacts are stored away from danger of pests and light that can destroy clothing and other items created from natural material.s

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Art preservation is an art unto itself

Pieces in Tamastslikt Cultural Institute's collection receive tender loving care to ensure history survives.

MISSION, Ore. — At age 35, Randall Melton understands his past is also his future.Melton is the collections curator of Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, situated where the high desert of Eastern Oregon becomes one with the Blue Mountains on the Umatilla Ind


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