Virginia Department of Military Affairs (Virginia National Guard Museum)

Log Number: MA-35-19-0144-19

The Virginia National Guard Museum will pilot a project to provide students from nearby colleges and universities with training in curatorial methodologies for archeology collections. The museum will partner with Virginia Commonwealth University to recruit and train two interns. These students will reconcile the archeology collections inventory with accession records, rehouse the materials to meet state and federal standards, and digitize more than 50 items. In addition to these duties, each intern will select an aspect of their work to explore and present at a professional conference. The successful completion of the project will help create a scalable program to improve long-term preservation and access for the museum's collections.