Collections Management Directorate
Conservation and Preservation of the USAHEC's Historical Collections

The mission of the Collections Management Directorate (CM) is to facilitate the development and preservation of the USAHEC collection by acquiring, conserving, and administering historical materials. The CM is responsible for the growth and maintenance of the collection so that it is relevant and available for usage.

Its acquisitions section is constantly adding new items to the collection through the donation of historical materials. The USAHEC purchases the newest publications and books to add to its extensive library collections.

A large portion of the USAHEC's collections are DONATIONS from U.S. Army Veterans and their families.



The Registrar and staff maintain the donation, accession, and cataloging records for the museum and archival collections. They are also responsible for any loans or transfer of materials within the Army Museum system.

The Conservation staff resides in the USAHEC’s newest building, the Conservation Facility (CF), a 35,000 square foot building completed in 2011. This facility provides state of the art climate controlled storage, and contains objects, paper, analytical and digital laboratories. It is the goal of the conservation staff to preserve and protect historical materials for future generations.
Conservation Standards and Resources Links
The American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Washington Conservation Guild
The International Council of Museums
Western Association of Art Conservation
Canadian Conservation Institute
Museum Pests
The American Association of Museums
Army Regulations 870-5 and 870-20 on management and stewardship of museums and archives