In May 2004 the American Museum of Natural History hosted a conference titled Museum SOS: Strategies for Emergency Response and Salvage.

This website provides free downloadable documents and links to useful online resources.

Documents are typically short outlines of how to address specific problems in the wake of disaster, such as how to salvage items damaged by water, like paper or leather.

The conference culminated in a one-day workshop that focused on the steps to take in the aftermath of a disaster, concentrating on the critical first 24 hours.

The workshop webpage contains all of the documents distributed in a binder to workshop attendees for free download to online visitors.