Salvage & Recovery

 Northeast Documentation Conservation Center disaster assistance resources

Conserve O Grams: Conserve O Grams are short, focused leaflets about caring for museum objects, published in loose-leaf format. New topics are added as needed and out-of-date issues are revised or deleted.

Northern States Conservation Center: Collections care by material type

Lyrasis: general disaster response page and recovery information by type of material

Polygon: restoration and repair company. Polygon’s Code Blue Program allows you to pre-register with them and receive priority status after a disaster. This program is free.

Belfor: restoration and repair company. Red Alert is Belfor’s version of Code Blue.

Rapid Building and Site Condition Assessment form from the NPS (download as pdf). The document can be used to quickly assess conditions within a disaster region; it has an emphasis on historic structures. Instructions on using the form and definitions are also available.

Response and Recovery (Including Emergency Drying Procedures for Water Damaged Collections) from the Library of Congress.

Disaster Response and Recovery from the Minnesota Historical Society, includes archival collections salvage and historic structures salvage. The Conservation section of their website is a wealth of information.

Tips for drying-out a water-damaged building from the NC Department of Cultural Resources

Consortium on conserving works of art damaged by flooding– Speakers from the American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT), along with conservators from MoMA, provide suggestions and answer questions on how to safely handle and dry wet materials such as paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, and other artistic and cultural works. 98 minute video

Emergency Guidelines for Art Disasters from MoMA

This 10-minute video provides step-by-step guidance on dealing with water damage at museums, libraries, and archives. Practical tips on safety, simple equipment, and salvage priorities, from Heritage Preservation.

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