The following post was submitted by Ralph Bailey, Chair of the ACRA Collections Management and Curation Committee.
As some of you may know, Terry Childs and Danielle Benden held a virtual workshop in February of this year sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation about the diversity of archaeological repositories and their social lives, i.e., interactions with their stakeholders, management, access and use of collections, etc. One of the outcomes was the idea that an association of archaeological repositories is needed. They then held a forum at the SAA conference in April on the future of archaeological repositories in order to discuss the idea of such an association. They have also developed the survey, which is available here.
We would appreciate it greatly if you would fill out the survey by June 30. We expect that it will take you 5-7 minutes to complete. Also, please forward this survey to anyone who you think might be interested in taking the survey to help us develop the framework of the association. Please remember to select the "Finish Survey" button at the end of the survey (found at the bottom of the page) before closing your web browser.
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