Employing Innovative Approaches to Curation and Collections Management: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Archaeological Curation Program
The recognition that our field is based on scientifically curated national collections has re–emerged as a core value of the archaeological community. While most archaeologists recognize curation and collections management as being integral to our field, resource allocation for these collections have never adequately addressed our national need. The preservation and digitization of collections is now seen as key to the survival of the field and the science of archaeology. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has developed a coherent national archaeological curation program to ensure our national collections are cared for as significant scientific data. The Corps approach to curation is centered on the development of a Veterans Curation Program (VCP). The success of this program has made it a viable option for addressing modern curatorial needs.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Boxed but not forgotten: The significance of collections-driven research in historical archaeology •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2017
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Employing Innovative Approaches to Curation and Collections Management: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Archaeological Curation Program. Andrea Farmer, Michael K. Trimble. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435202)
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