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Collections Care Training: Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive

  • May 16, 2018

Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps that a cultural institution can take to safeguard collections.  This program will increase practical knowledge through hands-on salvage of a simulated disaster.  Participants will use the Incident Command System while learning to salvage a variety of materials, including paintings, wooden furniture, glass/metal/ceramic objects, textiles, paper, photographs, and books.  Personal safety, initial site assessment, object triage and tracking, and post-disaster debriefing will also be addressed.

Speaker: Samantha Forsko, Preservation Specialist, CCAHA

Location: Mercer Museum

Fee: $60 + $10 materials fee

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Register here.