The Regional Alliance for Preservation provides information and resources on preservation and conservation for cultural institutions and the public throughout the United States.


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Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning, & Response

Presented by:  Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Description:  One of the most important steps a 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.
This is a two-part program. 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.
Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at: www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar.
Location:  Senator John Heinz History Center
Speaker:  Dyani Feige, Preservation Specialist, CCAHA
                   Jessica Silverman, Paper Conservator and Preservation Consultant, CCAHA
                   Laura Hortz Stanton, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA
Fee:  $50 per person (Pennsylvania institutions) / $150 per person (out-of-state institutions)