Collection Activities Archives: Risk Management/Insurance

Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Training for the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response Communities

Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Training for the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response Communities Source: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts State Archives and Massachusetts Department of Fire Services A full curriculum for emergency response training for cultural heritage institutions, complete with pre-program webinars, trainers materials for the program’s five workshops; slide decks and text for […]

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The COSTEP Starter Kit: A Handbook for the Cultural Community

The COSTEP Starter Kit: A Handbook for the Cultural Community Source: NEDCC – New England Document Conservation Center Many partners are needed to protect the cultural collections and historic sites that represent our heritage. Collaborative planning and coordinated response will lessen the damaging effects of disasters and help speed recovery. But the partnerships essential to […]

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National Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness

National Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness Source: Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) The purpose of the Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness is to assist institutions in the preparation of their own Emergency Telephone List and in the selection of emergency supplies and equipment to have on-site. As part of every disaster preparedness […]

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Evacuating Collections: What You Should Know

Evacuating Collections: What You Should Know Source: National Heritage Responders With enough notice before a large disaster like a hurricane, you may plan to evacuate collections to a safe area out of the way of the storm. These suggestions will help you manage the evacuation process to ensure your collections travel safely.

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Advice for Homeowners After a Wildfire: Keep a Diary

Advice for Homeowners After a Wildfire: Keep a Diary Source: The New York Times After damage from a wildfire — or from a flood or any other major disaster — it’s important to take detailed notes to help the insurance claim process go as smoothly, and as swiftly, as possible. This article was written for […]

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

How to Prepare for a Hurricane Source: FEMA A hurricane can cause widespread devastation during and after it occurs. This guide from FEMA is designed to help you properly prepare for a hurricane and know how to protect yourself during and after one.

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