One of the most important steps any cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness, response, and recovery. By the end of the second session, participants will develop and complete an emergency preparedness and response plan; learn how to train staff to implement the plan effectively; set pre-and post-disaster action priorities for collections; learn how to use practical decision-making skills during an emergency or disaster; and have information on salvaging a variety of materials, including books, documents, photos and objects.
By registering for this program, attendees agree to participate in both the first and second sessions; the two sessions are scheduled several weeks apart in order to give attendees time to undertake several planning assignments.
Laura Hortz Stanton, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA
Dyani Feige, Preservation Specialist, CCAHA
Jess Keister, Paper Conservator, CCAHA
Dates: June 24 & August 5, 2014
Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Please note that participants in this program must also attend Part II on August 5.
This program is presented as part of the Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network (PaCRN). The goal of PaCRN is to create a strong network and provide resources for effective emergency response and recovery for cultural institutions in Pennsylvania. Training, relationship-building, and Commonwealth-wide policy development will be the primary focus of this two-year initiative.
PaCRN is generously funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant.