Archives

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Managing your archive can seem like an overwhelming and potentially expensive undertaking, but there are many manageable solutions for your museum’s archives. On this page, you’ll find resources for both smaller and larger institutions. Not sure where to start? Begin with Archives 101 for broader information, and then refer to the section headers for more specific topics.

Please note that some of these practices and procedures overlap with best practices in collections care, conservation, facilities, and disaster preparedness. For more information on those specific points, please see their individual pages on Sustaining Places.