Curating Archaeological Collections: From The Field To The Repository (Archaeologist's Toolkit)

Curating Archaeological Collections: From The Field To The Repository (Archaeologist's Toolkit)

Curating Archaeological Collections: From the Field to the Repository (Archaeologist's Toolkit)

Introduction to curation and preservation of archaeological materials.

Review
Curating Archaeological Collections is not a comprehensive handbook for conservation of Attic vases or Andean textiles, but it is a timely and useful summary of "best practices" for repositories. And that's what we need. Curating Archaeological Collections also offers a reasoned, but forceful call for resolution of the curation crisis. This book belongs on the shelves of every U.S. museum with archaeological collections, and on the reading list of every curator and collection manager who deal with those collections. And the reading lists of Federal and State agencies which oversee the care of old collections and production of new collections. (Museum Anthropology)

Curating Archaeological Collections, by Lynne P. Sullivan and S. Terry Childs, fills a conspicuous gap in training for students, archeologists, and agencies that manage collections. (Common Ground)

This volume, part of a new series designed to provide practical information to students and people studying archaeology, highlights the importance of considering curatorial issues early on in the design of archaeological projects. (Oxbow Book News, Vol. 57, Autumn 2003)

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