Standards of Documentation
Minimum standards of documentation, including provenience, vary between the ethnographic and archaeological collections. Objects with little or no contextual information but with research and educational value may be accessioned at the discretion of the program director.
Accession files consisting of all transaction documents are maintained by the museum. Accession numbers are assigned in sequence with no duplication.
Means of Acquisition
Objects may be acquired by bequest, gift, purchase, exchange, field excavation, field collection, transfer from a governmental body, or any method that transfers title or long-term care of collections to the museum.