Emergency Planning & Mitigation Strategies for Historic Sites

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Whether your museum is at risk for a flood, hurricane, earthquake, or a leaky roof, you can take important steps now to protect your collections and buildings and prepare for future emergencies. Anyone responsible for stewardship of collections in a museum, library, archive, or historic site should attend this one-day workshop hosted by Brucemore and presented by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, in partnership with Filoli and the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP).  This program is funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Emergency Planning and Mitigation Strategies for Historic Sites
Monday, March 18, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Brucemore Visitor Center (2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA)

Barbara Moore, a lead trainer from the American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) and a regional AIC-CERT team member will lead presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises to help attendees build knowledge and gain tools. The program will include an overview of risk assessment and mitigation, emergency planning, and salvage of damaged materials. Topics will include:
• Risk Assessment and Mitigation
• Emergency Planning
• Conducting a Response
• Drying Techniques
• Setting Salvage Priorities
• Locating and Using Emergency Resources

Contact courses@conservation-us.org for more information.

About FAIC
FAIC, the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that increase understanding of our global cultural heritage.

About Brucemore
Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit www.brucemore.org.