The Navy recently stood up its artifact Collection Management Facility (CMF) in Richmond, Va. Naval artifacts had been previously housed in separate facilities. The refurbished building in Richmond provides improved environmental controls for high-risk artifacts, proper shelving and storage, and an area for conserving and preserving the artifacts. NHHC currently holds more than 300,000 artifacts in its collection dating back to the founding of the Republic. The CMF resides on a controlled military installation with access restricted to those who work there. The facility is not suitable for public visitation as the artifacts in the collection are not displayed. To view photos of some of the historic naval artifacts in the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) collection, the command's Flickr page. For more information on Naval History and Heritage Command, visit its website at www.history.navy.mil.
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