JAIC 1983, Volume 23, Number 1, Article 1 (pp. 1 to 6)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1983, Volume 23, Number 1, Article 1 (pp. 1 to 6)

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE CONSERVATION OF NATIVE AMERICAN SACRED OBJECTS

Sara J. Wolfe, & Lisa Mibach


ABSTRACT—Decisions regarding the selection of conservation treatment methods for Native American sacred objects are discussed in light of the following considerations: 1) unresolved questions regarding legal ownership of collections, 2) the potential for treatments to prejudice future treatment options and the analytical value of collections, and 3) the consideration of non-physical aspects of sacred objects.

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