logo-med-resAs 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, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA;
Kathy Craughwell-Varda, Director, Conservation ConneCTion, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT;
LeRae Umfleet, Supervisor, Education and Outreach Branch, Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, NC;
Pat Young, Resource Collection Coordinator, Disaster Research Center, Newark, DE