In response to the ongoing recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Sandy, the Online Community hosted a webinar and live chat on Tuesday, November 20. This webinar brought together conservators with years of experience in the field of disaster recovery to provide the cultural community with critical information on salvaging damaged collections.
- PowerPoint presentation (6.5 MB)
- American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT)
- Emergency Response Services (Regional Alliance for Preservation)
- After the Flood (Heritage Preservation)
- Preserving Treasures After a Disaster (Library of Congress)
- Vital Records and Disaster Recovery (National Archives and Records Administration)
- Working with Disaster Recovery Vendors (New York State Archives)
- More resources from the New York State Archives
Additional Resources From the Webinar
- Ocean County Library hurricane resources
- Table Top Planning Scenarios (Library of Congress)
- Disaster Supplies Shopping List and Assessment Form from the Field Guide to Emergency Response (Heritage Preservation)
- Microbial Contamination in Archives and Museums: Health Hazards and Preventive Strategies Using Air Ventilation Systems (The Getty Conservation Institute)
- Salvaging Wet Books, Documents and Photographs (National Park Service)
- Water Emergency: Recovery of Water-Damaged Books (River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester)
- Examples of cooperative disaster networks in the US (Heritage Preservation)
Recorded: Wednesday, November 20, 2012
Duration: Approximately 1:21 minutes
Beverly is currently the chief conservator with the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. She is a certified AIC-CERT emergency responder for cultural institutions and coordinated the AIC volunteer response to Katrina. Beverly has lectured extensively on disaster recovery for museum collections, collections care topics, and conservation issues.
Hilary has been involved in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery training for the past 25 years. She has served as a conservator at Emory University, the Georgia State Archives, and the National Archives–where she now provides training in records management.
Host: Jenny Wiley, coordinator of communications and online learning, Heritage Preservation