Overview of conservation in archaeology; basic archaeological conservation procedures Artifact preservation is one of the most important considerations when planning or implementing any action that will result in the recovery of material from a marine archaeological site. It is the responsibility of the excavator or salvor to see that material recovered is properly conserved. The […]
Collection Activities Archives: Cultural Considerations
AAA Ethics Blog – American Anthropological Association These core principles are expressed as concise statements which can be easily remembered for use by anthropologists in their everyday professional lives. Each principle is accompanied by brief discussions placing that principle in a broader context, with more detailed examinations of how each affects or may be helpful […]
Ethics and Policy in Conservation (Frank Matero) Source: Getty Conservation Institute Over the past decade, aspects of heritage have become important issues in the discourse on place, cultural identity, and ownership of the past.
Conservation Breeding Specialist Group CPSG’s mission is to save threatened species by increasing the effectiveness of conservation efforts worldwide. For over 30 years, we’ve accomplished this by using scientifically sound, collaborative processes that bring together people with diverse perspectives and knowledge to catalyze positive conservation change. We provide species conservation planning expertise to governments, Specialist […]
Personal Archiving: Preserving Your Digital Memories Source: Library of Congress This publication contains a series of blog posts, compiled from The Signal, on the subject of personal digital archiving. Specifically, the topics include guidance for such things as choosing file formats and adding descriptions to digital photos; first hand accounts of working with and preserving […]
Conserve-O-Gram 5/2 Storage Mounts for Feathered Headdresses and Soft-Sided Hats and Caps Source: National Park Service (NPS) There are many types of Native American feathered bonnets. The storage technique suggested in this Conserve-0-Gram is appropriate only for structurally sound bonnets without trailers. It is also suited to soft sided hats and caps.
Saving Your Treasures: Native American Items Source: Nebraska NET Saving Your Treasure series
Caring for Sacred and Culturally Sensitive Objects Canadian Conservation Institute
The rotating Featured Members series calls upon you, the member, to share your own story as a collections professional or enthusiast. First up in this rotating series is Ben Gessner from Minnesota Historical Society.