Graduate Student Historic SWAT Project

In these sections you will find a wide range of resources to help you manage, preserve, house, and interpret your collections at your small museum or historic site.

Collections Care

This section offers general collections care tips as well as advice regarding specific materials found in collections.

Living Collections

These resources will help your organization with the problems of natural history museums, historic gardens, and botanical gardens.

Collections Management

This page contains information and resources related to collections policies, accessioning objects, and digital management techniques.


These resources will help you understand the complexities of archaeological digs and artifacts.

Disaster Preparedness

Having an emergency plan is one of the most important steps to take in protecting your collections.