Museum Disaster Preparedness Workshop in Charleston April 30th

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Monday, April 30, 2012
Drayton Hall, Charleston, South Carolina

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration fee:  $25 (includes lunch and refreshment breaks)

Instructors:  Mary Jo Davis and a local AIC-CERT member

This one-day workshop will cover practical ways that you can prepare your museum for future emergencies.  Whether you are at risk for a flood, hurricane, earthquake, or a leaking roof, there are important steps you can take now, through planning and mitigation strategies, to protect your collections and buildings.  Anyone responsible for stewardship of collections in a museum, library, archive, or historic site should attend.

A lead trainer from the American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) and an AIC-CERT team member from your region will lead presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises to help you build knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies.

Small institutions will gain valuable knowledge of disaster preparedness and response and will also establish a relationship with a regional AIC-CERT team member before an incident occurs. The program will include an overview of risk assessment and mitigation, emergency planning, and salvage of damaged materials.

Topics will include

  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • Emergency Planning
  • Conducting a Response
  • Drying Techniques
  • Setting Salvage Priorities
  • Locating and Using Emergency Resources

Contact achoudhury@conservation-us.org for more information.

This program is presented by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, in partnership with Filoli and the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP).  This program is funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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