Public Engagement at the Conservation Research Laboratory

Author(s): Christopher Dostal

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Shipwrecks and the Public: Getting People Engaged with their Maritime History" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

At any given point, there are multiple large-scale archaeological conservation projects underway at the Conservation Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University from all over the United States or abroad. Because the artifacts being conserved are often hundreds or thousands of miles removed from the location they originated from, effective outreach both to the public and to the clients whose material is being conserved is a vital part of our mission. This paper will address the challenges we encounter with public outreach, the efficacy of the solutions we currently employ to meet our outreach goals, and our long-term goals to improve these methods and to incorporate new means of outreach.   

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Public Engagement at the Conservation Research Laboratory. Christopher Dostal. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449223)


Conservation Outreach public

Geographic Keywords
United States of America

Temporal Keywords
Historical Period

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 424