Connecting to Collections - After Disasters: Salvage and Recovery in Small to Mid-Sized Museums and Libraries


5/1/2015 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
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Understanding the components of disaster response is key in successful recovery of collections of any type, size, and budget. This webinar will show professionals and volunteers the steps needed to save effectively collections, including:

  • What happens to collections after fires, floods, mechanical failures, and other events
  • Recovery logistics, team building, and securing supplies
  • Safety and health practices
  • Working with first responders, engineers, contractors and conservators, and local resources
  • Collections triage, handling practices, drying options, soot and mud cleaning techniques, and moldcontrol
  • Long-term recovery: conservation treatment and funding
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