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B-3 Know discipline-specific standards for managing Federal museum collections

In addition to government-wide standards for managing Federal property, each discipline represented in Federal museum collections may have its own requirements and specific standards. The links below provide examples of discipline-specific standards.

American Anthropological Association
American Association for State and Local History

Code of Ethics (Archaeological Institute of America)
Curatorial Care of Archeological Collections (National Park Service)
Principles of Archaeological Ethics (Society for American Archaeology)
Standards and Guidelines for the Curation of Archaeological Collections (Society for Historical Archaeology)

Facility Standards for Records Storage Facilities (National Archives and Records Administration)
Society of American Archivists

Association of Art Museum Directors

American Association for State and Local History
American Historical Association
Standards for Museum Exhibits dealing with Historical Subjects
Professional, Research, and Teaching Standards

American Association of Museums
Assessment Program
Expectations Regarding Collections Stewardship

Natural History
Natural Science Collections Alliance
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Guidelines for the Care of Natural History Collections

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
American Malacological Society
Florida Museum of Natural History
The American Society of Mammalogists
The Society for Marine Mammalogy
American Ornithologist's Union
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Conservation
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
American Entomological Society
Curation of Insects

International Code of Botanical Nomenclature

Botany Societies and Associations

Botanical Society of America (conservation) (website homepage)

American Botanical Council

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Mineralogical Society of America

Society for Vertebrate Paleontology (ethics)