The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) recently launched a new website with almost a million objects dedicated to the City’s archaeological collections: New York City - Archaeological Repository (nyc.gov/archaeology).
The Archaeological Repository is a project of the Archaeology Department of LPC which opened in 2014 with the purpose to curate the city’s archaeological collections and to make them accessible to archaeologists, researchers, teachers, students, and the public.
Located at 114 West 47th Street in Manhattan, in a space donated by The Durst Organization, the Repository currently houses hundreds of thousands of artifacts from over 31 sites throughout the city and is open by appointment to researchers and scholars.
As part of this project, the LPC has been working with the Museum of the City of New York to create a comprehensive database to make these collections available digitally to everyone. Currently, 15 collections have been integrated into the database and can be searched and accessed at this time. LPC plans to include the remainder as funding allows and will continue to add newly discovered collections as they become available.