Preservation and Access: Preservation/Access Projects

Period of Performance

1/1/2006 - 6/30/2006

Funding Totals

$5,000.00 (approved)
$5,000.00 (awarded)

Conservation Plan for the Museum of Anthropology's Collections

FAIN: PA-51618-06

Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC 27109-6000)
Stephen Whittington (Project Director: May 2005 to October 2006)

Consultation with a conservator to produce a long-range plan for the preservation of 27,433 archaeological and ethnographic artifacts in the university's Museum of Anthropology.

The Museum of Anthropology will hire a conservator to work with staff in producing a long-range conservation plan for 27,433 archaeological and ethnographic objects. The conservator will visit the Museum to assess policies, practices, and conditions that affect the care and preservation of collections and will prepare a report that summarizes his findings and prioritizes recommendations for future preservation actions. The document will be a key element in developing a collections plan to focus collecting activities and guide controlled future growth and deaccessioning. It will guide development of a disaster plan and the design process for a storage facility to hold the collections, currently in crowded and unstable conditions.

Associated Products

Offsite Storage Building (Building)
Name: Offsite Storage Building
Abstract: Climate-controlled collections storage building the Museum of Anthropology shares with the Library, Archaeology Labs, and University Art Collection.
Director: Stephen Whittington
Year: 2010
Address: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC