BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Emergency Preparedness’

  • This leaflet by Jessica Unger tackles emergency planning and disaster preparedness with helpful checklists and prioritization tips. By thinking ahead about who you may need to contact in your community to deal with disasters and protect your collections, you can save valuable time and money. These issues are fundamental to every museum and historic site. […]

  • This leaflet by Jessica Unger tackles emergency planning and disaster preparedness with helpful checklists and prioritization tips. By thinking ahead about who you may need to contact in your community to deal with disasters and protect your collections, you can save valuable time and money. These issues are fundamental to every museum and historic site.

  • The Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) has put together a helpful white paper to guide you through assessing risks at your museum and brainstorming risk management techniques. In “Are You Adequately Protecting Your Museum? Risk management questions every museum should ask” by Mike Harding, checklists and key questions are designed to help you discover hidden […]

  • Identifying and preparing for potential threats is critical for reducing risks to collections. In Part Two of this series, guest speaker Dyani Feige focuses on specific risks, both natural and man-made, facing cultural institutions and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. An institution’s history of incidents, location, building issues, environmental factors (temperature, relative humidity, light, […]

  • StEPs Labs are 75- or 90-minute webinars that provide you with valuable information and training from the comfort of your office or home. No travel expenses or extended time away! The webinars are offered in conjunction with AASLH’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations, a self-study program that helps small- and mid-sized history organizations assess […]

  • In 2005, the Gulf Coast was hammered by two hurricanes. AASLH, working with other organizations, responded by dispatching Historian Emergency Assistance Recovery Teams (HEART) to offer aid in documenting and mitigating storm damage to cultural resources in Louisiana and Mississippi. This roundtable reviews those efforts, ten years later. Chair: Vincent Murray, Historian, Arizona Historical Research, […]

  • Knowing that you are prepared for when an emergency or disaster strikes gives you piece of mind, as well as a leg up when that emergency or disaster happens. The best thing you can do is to make a response plan for the most common disasters and be ready to implement it. Oregon Heritage Mentor Corps […]

  • Just in time for Preservation Week 2015, the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is pleased to announce the newly revised and expanded version of Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections. This free resource provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The new edition […]

  • As emergency planning systems have grown more sophisticated, museums and historic sites are challenged to develop effective responses to large disasters. This session will discuss the importance of forming networks for response and training, provide tips for starting new networks, and offer suggestions for fostering relationships with emergency management personnel. Chair: Dyani Feige, Preservation Specialist, […]

  • De la publicación: Todas las instituciones culturales, la mayoría de las oficinas, y muchas casas particulares almacenan colecciones de libros. Muchas de estas colecciones en algún momento sufrirán una catástrofe de agua grande o pequeña. Las emergencias menores, por ejemplo una tubería o techo con goteras, un sótano inundado, son las más comunes y se […]