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University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA 30118-0001)
Howard Thomas Foster (Project Director: May 2009 to present)

The Creation of a Long-range Plan at the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory

Hiring consultants to evaluate the environment and condition of the collections at the university's Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory: 1) a preservation consultant to assess the needs of the 4,300 collections; 2) an image archives consultant to evaluate 20 linear feet of photographs and negatives documenting regional archaeology; and 3) an environmental preservation specialist to assess the museum's climatic needs. Additionally, the Laboratory Director will attend two one-day workshops on the preservation of digital materials at the Northeast Document Conservation Center.

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory (Waring Laboratory) at the University of West Georgia is seeking funding for a conservation consultant in archaeological material, an archive consultant specialized in photography and negatives, an HVAC specialist, and to send the Laboratory Coordinator to two workshops at the Northeast Document Conservation Center. This project will allow the Waring Laboratory to collaborate with the consultants and the HVAC specialist to develop a long range plan for managing and improving its environmental conditions for care of its diverse archaeological collections.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Preservation Assistance Grants

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2010 – 6/30/2011