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The following links take you to useful web sites that are directly related to this section. Remember, you are often leaving the National Park Service when you go to these sites. Although we recommend them, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of their content.

Curation Costs
A Decade of Study into Repository Fees for Archeological Curation, National Park Service

Examples of Federal Standards for Care
Department of the Interior Museum Management Policy and Standards
Forest Service Heritage Program
National Park Service Museum Handbook

Examples of State Curation Standards and Guidelines
State of California Guidelines for the Curation of Archeological Collections
Louisiana Division of Archaeology Standards and Guidelines for Curation of Archaeological Collections
Maryland Collections and Conservation Standards (.pdf file)
North Carolina State Curation Guidelines

Conservation and Heritage Issues
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Conservation On-Line (CoOL)
Department of the Interior FAQs about Contaminated Museum Collections
Care and Conservation of Archaeological Materials - UK Institute for Conservation
A New Lease on Life (a feature on conservation at the NPS)
Recommended Actions Regarding the Pesticide Contamination of Museum Materials (San Francisco State University)
Regional Alliance for Preservation

Archeological Professional Societies
American Anthropological Association
Archaeological Institute of America
Register of Professional Archaeologists
Society for American Archaeology
Society for Historical Archaeology

Records Management Information
Archaeological Data Service, United Kingdom
          "Digital Archives from Excavation and Fieldwork"
          "Strategies for Digital Data"
Archivist's Toolkit – Archives Association of British Columbia
Council for the Preservation of Anthropological Records Bulletins
International Council of Museums (ICOM)
          International Committee for Documentation
          International Guidelines for Museum Object Information
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Preservation Microfilming Projects, Research Library Group (PRESERV)
United States Copyright Office – The Library of Congress

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