Preserve & Protect
DHR is committed to preserving and protecting Virginia’s historic and cultural resources. Through its preservation programs, DHR works to ensure that historic sites and structures are protected and maintained for future generations. DHR’s protection efforts are focused on safeguarding these resources from harm, enforcing regulations, and providing technical assistance to individuals and organizations engaged in historic preservation.
Preservation is a critical aspect of historic preservation, and DHR is committed to ensuring that Virginia’s historic and cultural resources are preserved for future generations. The agency’s preservation efforts include providing technical assistance and guidance to property owners and local governments, as well as developing programs to support the conservation and maintenance of historic sites and structures.
DHR plays a critical role in protecting Virginia’s historic and cultural resources. DHR’s protection efforts are designed to safeguard these resources from harm, whether from natural disasters, human activities, or other threats. DHR’s protection efforts involve a range of activities, including providing technical assistance and guidance to property owners and local governments, conducting surveys and assessments to identify threats to historic resources, and developing emergency response plans to address potential threats.
The Archaeological Collections programs of Curation and Conservation aim to ensure the proper management and preservation of archaeological collections. They provide for the curation, care, and treatment of artifacts and associated documentation while providing access for researchers, students, and educators.
Point of Contact
State Archaeological Conservator
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