BOSTON (AP) A vast trove of New England sports artifacts is being preserved by a museum nestled inside Boston’s TD Garden. The Sports Museum of New England is moving a large share of the uniforms, trophies, photos, films and other sports artifacts it has amassed over nearly four decades into secure storage, thanks to a partnership with Iron Mountain, a Boston-based records management company. Most of the items being moved aren’t currently on display at the TD Garden, home to the NHL’s Bruins and the NBA’s Celtics. They’re part of the museum’s growing off-site collection, which includes a veritable library of primary source materials like rare films, videos, photos, scrapbooks and diaries. Curator Richard Johnson estimates the haul represents roughly three-fourths of the museum’s total holdings, which an appraiser recently valued at $7 million. ”It’s like the underside of an iceberg,” he said on a recent tour of the museum’s exhibits at the TD Garden. ”The part you don’t see is the part that makes everything else possible.” For a city steeped in history, the Sports Museum is a somewhat untraditional repository of cultural treasures. The exhibits, which are open daily except holidays and when there are events at the… Read full this story
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