Curatorial Facility for Artifact Research

The Texas Historical Commission's (THC) Curatorial Facility for Artifact Research (CFAR) houses historic and archeological collections from the THC's 21 state historic sites.The Texas Historical Commission's (THC) Curatorial Facility for Artifact Research (CFAR) houses historic and archeological collections from the THC's 22 state historic sites. Within the repository space, state employees, interns, contractors, and researchers work to ensure the preservation and appropriate documentation of all material.

Activities undertaken at the facility include conserving artifacts, cleaning objects, identifying items, inventorying and cataloging collections, and packaging collections for storage. The goal of the staff at the repository is to provide the greatest access to materials while practicing good stewardship of artifacts held in trust by the THC.

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Humidity level some archeological collections must be stored at to prevent damage to the artifacts

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  • Artifacts in the costume and textile vault.