To Balto.

This weekend takes me to the American Alliance of Museums meeting in Baltimore. I write The Still Room on the weekend so this week I’ll have to pass. May/June is a traditional month for museum conferences, so please hang with me while I run the gauntlet.

I wish I were taking B&Os Royal Blue, but alas, the crash in Connecticut has disrupted Amtrak service and Mrs. A. and I will be taking to the highways. See you in Baltimore.

The Royal Blue, Baltimore & Ohio publicity photo, Thomas Viaduct, Maryland, 1937. Photo: Wikipedia.

About Becky Fifield

Becky Fifield is a cultural heritage professional with 25 years experience in institutions large and small. She is currently Head of Collection Management for the Special Collections of the New York Public Library. An advocate for preventive conservation, Ms. Fifield is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, Chair of the AIC Collection Care Network, and former Chair of Alliance for Response NYC. She is also a scholar of 18th century female unfree labor and dress. There's a bit of pun in the title The Still Room, delineating a quiet space brimming with the ingredients of memory, where consideration, analysis, and wordcraft can take place. Ms. Fifield’s interests include museum practice, dress history, historic preservation, transit, social and women’s history, food, current events, geneaology, roadtrips, and considerations on general sense of place. Becky and her husband, Dr. V, live in the Hudson Valley.