Behind the Scenes

Dan Piazza

Exhibition curator Daniel Piazza answers questions about Baseball: America’s Home Run.

Learn about behind the scenes projects completed by museum staff.

Home Turf: Laying the Groundwork for the Baseball Exhibition

During the early stages of designing the exhibit cases for Baseball: America’s Home Run, exhibit designers suggested using synthetic turf inside exhibit cases to reproduce the visual effect of a baseball playing field. This blog post explores the process of how new materials are tested and gives a behind-the-scenes look at one aspect of organizing a major exhibition.

photo of conservator's hands opening Babe Ruth stamp artwork matting

Preservation of original stamp art

photo of conservator's hands lifting top layer of Babe Ruth stamp artwork matting

Preservation of original stamp art

photo of conservator's hands lifting protective plastic layer over Babe Ruth stamp artwork

Preservation of original stamp art