State-Approved Museums and Curatorial Repositories have held in-person and virtual Forums to inform held-in-trust partners and those interested in the program about collections management best practices and to gather to share resources and socially network since the year 2016. These Forums have consisted of 1/2 day of presentations and 1/2 day of a behind the scenes collections tours. Due to the COVID pandemic the 2020 Forum was suspended and the 2021 Forum was held virtually. Please see our program YouTube channel for a few recorded presentations from 2021.
This is a template for updating or developing your mandatory collection's management policy:
Developed by the Council for State Archivists and adapted by WESTPAS (Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service) this pocket template has been modified for Colorado State-approved museums/repositories to complete their mandatory emergency plan:
Prepared by Michelle K. Knoll and Bruce B. Huckell for the Society for American Archaeology's Committee on Museums, Collections and Curation, these guidelines offer invaluable advice for museums/repositories and archaeologists: