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 […]
Resource Types Archives: Blogs and articles
Getting to Know Your Building: Writing an Operations Manual Source: Small Museum Toolkit A guide to what a facilities management manual should include.
Fire Risk Assessment for Collections in Museums (Jean Tétreault). Journal of the Canadian Association for Conservation (J. CAC), Volume 33 © Canadian Association for Conservation, 2008. Loss of collections in museums can be significant during a fire. It is important that museums put control measures in place to prevent a fire, to detect a fire, […]
In the Eye of the Storm: How Federal Funding Rescues Arts and Culture in Times of Disaster Source: Mellon Foundation (2017) Blog post by Tom Clareson about funding sources for arts and culture organizations following a disater.
Emergency Preparedness & Response – AIC Wiki Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Wiki This is a compilation of materials from various conservation meetings and groups concerning emergency planning and response – it includes links to meeting handouts, emergency planning, preparedness, response, risk assessment, collections salvage and recovery, stabilizing the environment and collections, and stabilizing […]
Routine maintenance of historic structures not so routine Source: Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia Article about routine maintenance at Colonial Williamsburg.
PACCIN – Preparation, Art Handling, Collections Care Information Network Source: Allied Organizations – Art Handling, Mounts and Mountmaking
Media Preservation Inititative Source: Indiana University Bloomington Indiana University’s comprehensive work to preserve historical and cultural time-based media for the research, education, and enrichment of future generations
AAA Ethics Blog – American Anthropological Association These core principles are expressed as concise statements which can be easily remembered for use by anthropologists in their everyday professional lives. Each principle is accompanied by brief discussions placing that principle in a broader context, with more detailed examinations of how each affects or may be helpful […]
AIC Wiki Source: American Institute for Conservation of Art and Historic Works The AIC Wiki is sponsored by the American Institute for Conservation of Art and Historic Works with content created by the various AIC Specialty Groups, Networks and Committees. Primarily aimed at conservators, there is useful material here even for the general community.