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Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning, and Response (Part II, Harrisburg, PA)


Presented By:Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Description: 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.

LocationThe State Museum of Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA


Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA

Jess Keister, Paper & Photograph Conservator, CCAHA


Dates: October 20 & December 1, 2014

Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Cost: $50.00

For more information and to register, click here.

Please note that participants in this program must also attend Part I on October 20. 

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.