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Professional Services Fees


Storage and curation fees enable the Burke Museum to offer curation services that meet the highest standards. These funds are necessary to pay for the costs of space, facility operations, data management, access and basic collection maintenance.

Rates are charged per standard curation box (approximately 1 cubic foot) delivered in accordance with Burke Museum curation guidelines. Additional fees may be assessed if delivered collections do not meet Burke Museum curation requirements. For instance, the collection requires cataloging or rehousing due to inadequate packaging or labeling.

The acceptance of all collections is subject to review by the Burke Museum Archaeology Department. All transactions are subject to University of Washington indirect costs. Rates are subject to change. To download a pdf copy of the fee schedule click here.

Held-in-Trust Collection Box Fee  
          One-time In-coming Fee $312
Includes itemized inventory upon delivery, minor upgrades in storage or arrangement, downloading collection database into PastPerfect 4.0, and placement in storage. 
          Annual Fee $68
Includes annual visual inspection, itemized inventory per contract terms, data migration, and an annual report detailing staff and facility changes, researchers provided access and copies of resulting research or analysis reports.
Deeded Collection Box Fee  
           One-time Fee $1500
Collection is deeded to the Burke Museum by the controlling agency or private party and assessed a one-time fee. This option is not available to federal agencies, but is commonly used by state and local agencies. Fee allows for processing of collection upon delivery and curation in perpetuity.
Archives $250
Associated documentation is assessed a flat $250 fee per 5 linear inches. Minimum archival charge is $250.
Cataloging and Rehousing Ask for quote
These fees are project based. If you would like a quote, please contact Jack Johnson.

Properly curated box.
Improperly curated box. Artifacts are piled on top of each other, box is overfull and non-archival quality materials were used.
Properly curated box. Interior compartment trays used to organize collection safely and efficiently.
Improperly curated box. Tray is placed directly on top of artifacts with no intervening support.
Properly curated box. Lower tray supports upper tray to prevent upper tray from resting on artifacts.
Properly curated box. Interior tray system spread out.
Improperly curated box. Samples are not double bagged and are labeled with non-archival sharpie.