Archaeological resources are often ignored by public because of misunderstanding the importance of it. Departements of culture, Balai Arkeologi (the center for archaeology) and Balai Pelestarian Cagar Budaya (the center for conservation and cultural heritage), are the driving force of an archaeological resource management, and have the responsibility to inform the positive values of archaeological resources to the community. Various disseminations of research results as the part of research development activities have been conducted, but the outcomes are not understood and utilized by the community. As a result, the management of archaeological resources seems to be the sole burden of government. The problem in this paper is: what should be done by cultural institutions to attract people in the management of archaeological resources? This paper aims to determine some effort to stimulate society who are officially the owners of culture become much more interested and involved in the management of archaeological resources. The methods to collect data are literature study and observation working at Balai Arkeologi Banjarmasin from 1999 to 2014. The methods of analysis is descriptive by inductive reasoning. The results of this paper is that the importance of archaeological resources must be maintained effectively and efficiently under the synergy of both, culture institutions and community. In addition, cultural institutions must be in one command line, so coordination will be easily conducted not only in planning and implementation, but also in monitoring performance.

Keywords: management, archaeological resources, community, paradigm, research, preservation

Source: Naditira Widya, Vol. 8 No. 2 Oktober 2014, p. 95-104.
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