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After Disasters: Salvage and Recovery in Small to Mid-Sized Museums and Libraries

  • 01 May 2015
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
  • http://www.connectingtocollections.org/after-disasters/

After Disasters: Salvage & Recovery in Small to Mid-Sized Museums & Libraries



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Understanding the components of disaster response is key in successful recovery of collections of any type, size, and budget. This webinar will show professionals and volunteers the steps needed to save collections effectively, including:


  • What happens to collections after fires, floods, mechanical failures, and other events.
  • Recovery logistics, team building, and securing supplies.
  • Safety and health practices.
  • Working with first responders, engineers, contractors, and conservators, and local resources.
  • Collecting triage, handling practices, drying options, soot and mud cleaning techniques, and mold control.
  • Long-term recovery: conservation treatment and funding.

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