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 each in-person workshop; checklists to help develop your own live burn and salvage exercise; videos for live burn and salvage; and handouts. This program was developed by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) in conjunction with the Massachusetts State Archives and the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services between 2017 and 2018. The project builds on a quarter century of the MBLC’s statewide preservation and disaster response activities but is applicable in any region and any state with minor revision. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2017-2018.

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