The Museum has an18th century buckle collection consisting of approximately 150 pairs that compliment the shoes from that era, contained in several drawers in one of the storage rooms. In order to prevent movement each time the drawers are opened or closed, carrying trays made of acid free mat board are fabricated in two different sizes. Arms made of acid free card are stuck in place using a hot glue gun and a 'lifting' tab is glued to be the back face. The buckles are slipped onto each arm and the trays are labelled with the corresponding artefact number for easy identification.
Photograph by Stephanie Draker
© Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto