Logan Museum Accreditation
The American Association of Museums has awarded accreditation to the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College. See the press release here.
Logan Museum Collections Accessibility Project
The Logan Museum is engaged in a multi-stage collections accessibility project, funded in 2006-08 by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a private bequest. The project is improving preservation of and access to the Logan's extensive archaeological and ethnographic collections. Please check our regular project updates here. With the current stage of the project nearly at the halfway point, we have examined and rehoused 33,568 North American archaeological objects, representing 4,974 separate catalogue numbers, in 14 newly acquired archival storage cabinets. These collections include material from 44 states. We have also packed and moved nearly 8,000 ethnology collection objects into a temporary on-site storage area, and we are now preparing the permanent storage area for new archival compact-storage equipment. Over the past year we have trained 15 students in collections handling and inventory control.