Thousands of rare and valuable museum items are placed out of public sight every year. We asked some local museums what they might have in storage that won’t be on exhibit any time soon for whatever reason -- fragility, unsuitability with the collection, or sheer size.
The Newseum reached out to reporters, who ran in April’s Boston Marathon. Among those who responded after the bombing was Boston Globe’s Michael Rezendes. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter donated the worn running shoes he used in the event, his race bib with its chip and the notes he jotted on the back of a running club flier at the scene. Newseum staff say they have no immediate plans to display the artificats. Courtesy Newseum Buy Photo