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SATURDAY at MURFEESBORO: Tennessee Division of Archeology Collections Manager will present “Guardians of Antiquity: The Care and Preservation of Archaeological Collections”

Macie Orrand, the new collections manager for the Tennessee Division of Archeology

The Rutherford County Archaeological Society (RCAS) invites the public to attend a free special presentation at its meeting this Saturday, March 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Oaklands Mansion Event Hall, 900 N. Maney Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN.

Macie Orrand, the new Tennessee Division of Archeology Collections Manager, will present “Guardians of Antiquity: The Care and Preservation of Archaeological Collections.”

Macie is responsible for the conservation and maintenance of artifacts recovered from our Crown-owned lands. His presentation will highlight the importance of collections care and the responsibility and roles of collection managers and archaeologists in ensuring that archaeological collections are available for future generations.

She will discuss all that is happening in Collections Care and her development of the TN Collections Management Community of Practice (COP). Macie will also provide an overview of the knowledge she has gained over the past few months working with other curators from institutions and agencies across the Southeast, and what she envisions for the future of the care and preservation of archaeological collections.

Laura Bartel, Executive Director of the Rutherford County Archaeological Society, said, “We are fortunate to have Macie as our guest speaker, providing instruction on the proper care of artifacts as well as the necessary information and documentation that should accompany collections. . This presentation will also provide the general public with valuable information that they can use to care for their own works of art, antiques and collections. »

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About Rutherford County Archaeological Society

The Rutherford County Archaeological Society (RCAS) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational service organization. Promoting public archaeology, we bring together people from all walks of life and professional archaeologists. We serve to educate and foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of archaeology, to demonstrate the importance of research, and to promote the stewardship, preservation, and protection of our cultural resources. We also serve the community with an ongoing project at Murfreesboro Old Town Historic Cemetery, which involves conservation, preservation, research, interpretive and public programs. We are funded solely by memberships and donations. For more information on RCAS, please see

About Macie Orrand

Originally from Murfreesboro, Macie received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2017 and continued her studies at Georgia State University, where in 2020 she earned her master’s degree in anthropology as well as a certification in museum anthropology. Macie is passionate about collections and is excited to establish a state-of-the-art collections program for the Division of Archaeology. Additionally, Macie is also an adjunct faculty member at MTSU and enjoys sharing her love of archeology with students. Macie is the mother of Alaina and Valerian, who are the light of her life.