South Carolina State Museum

Log Number: MA-245298-OMS-20

The South Carolina State Museum will improve the stewardship of its collections through a two-year collections inventory and digitization project. A full-time inventory coordinator and 4 part-time project assistants will work under the direction of the museum's registrar. Project staff will 1) conduct an inventory of 5,600 objects, including weapons, armament, uniforms, housewares, and toys; 2) photograph each object at either a basic or publication-quality standard; and 3) verify and collect data-entry information for 2,400 accession lots in the Cultural History Collections. The project will result in refined inventory and photography protocols for digitization of collection objects, the implementation of a new collections management system, and the acquisition of a dedicated server to ensure that the database has capacity for future growth.