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Professional archaeologists have ethical, legal, and contractual obligations to curate the materials recovered during cultural resource management investigations. Curation of artifacts and project records at a qualified museum or repository ensures the long-term preservation of these materials and makes them accessible for research and public education.
Despite the importance of professional curation, archaeological repositories often encounter CRM projects in which the curation process was delayed, neglected, and/or under-funded due to a lack of knowledge and poor planning for curation requirements. Instead, CRM professionals can better meet their ethical, legal, and contractual obligations to curate by considering curation preparation during all stages of a CRM project.
This 1 hour course offers an introduction to the principles of curation for CRM professionals from the perspective of a certified archaeological repository. The learning objectives of this course are:
Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time
The expert provider for this course is Kelsie Hart, a curation professional with over 5 years experience working in museums and archaeological repositories in California, Utah, and Texas. Kelsie holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from UC Berkeley and a master's degree in anthropology from California State University, Chico. Kelsie currently serves as the Collections Manager for the Center for Archaeological Studies, a certified curatorial facility at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.