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HERA Webinar
Picking Up the Pieces: Helping Puerto Rican Cultural Heritage Organizations After Hurricanes Irma and Maria



THURSDAY, MAY 3 from 2-3 PM

How do cultural heritage organizations begin the journey of recovery when large scale disastersleave infrastructure in shambles and funds and other support in short supply? Ann Frellsen shares experiences from leading two assessment and recovery team visits to Puerto Rican museums, libraries, and archives affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria with the American Institute of Conservation’s National Heritage Responders Team.

Ann Frellsen recently retired after nearly 27 years as the Book and Paper Conservator for the Emory University Libraries. Ann teaches workshops on a variety of topics, including preservation of collections, disaster planning, emergency response, and book arts. Ann volunteers at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking and is a member of the Southeastern Regional Conservation Association (SERCA), Heritage Emergency Response Alliance (HERA), and the American Institute of Conservation (AIC).

To register for this free program go to: https://bit.ly/2HI0Flc

You will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.

If you have any questions, please email Todd Lamkin at todd.lamkin@emory.edu.



HERA Webinar
Coastal Georgia: Hurricane Matthew & Beyond



Join the Heritage Emergency Response Alliance’s annual education program, Hurricane Matthew: Coastal Georgia and Beyond.

Date: Thursday, August 31, 3:00 PM via WebEx
Cost: Free
Speakers include:
  • Lynette Stoudt, Director, Research Center, Georgia Historical Society
  • Laura Waller, Museum Technician, Fort Pulaski National Monument, National Park Service
Attendees will hear about:
  • Preparation for and recovery from Hurricane Matthew
  • Recovery from the recent EF2 Tornado
  • Implementing an institutional disaster plan
  • Collections evacuation before and after both events
  • Lessons learned and opportunities for improvement


This program was rescheduled from its original date of July 20th.  If you have already registered, you should have received an invitation to re-register


To register:

1. Go to: https://borusg.webex.com/borusg/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7b65b40a67b3ce81ab02b208c5ac778d
2. Click “Register”.
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click “Submit”.

You will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.

If you have any questions, please email Tracey Johnson at tracey.johnson@usg.edu.



 The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works presents Emergency Planning and Mitigation Strategies for Historic Sites

Register Now>><http://www.conservation-us.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.showRegistrationForm&eventId=3591&nodeID=1>

Monday, April 15, 2013
Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa, FL
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration fee:  $20 (includes refreshment breaks)
Instructors:  Barbara Moore and Hitoshi Kimura
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 courses@conservation-us.org<mailto:courses@conservation-us.org?subject=Emergency%20Planning%20and%20Respose%20workshop%20at%20Brucemore> for more information.
This program is presented by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, in partnership with 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).

Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
1156 15th Street, NW  *  Suite 320  *  Washington, DC  20005
202-452-9545  *  info@conservation-us.org<mailto:info@conservation-us.org>  *  www.conservation-us.org<http://www.conservation-us.org/>


One comment

  1. This is a very useful site. Thank you for putting all of this together in one place. Could the critical sites map be made available as well?

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