Recovering from a Disaster Part 1 Recording

Did you miss Part 1 of our two-part webinar series “Recovering from a Disaster: Procuring Insurance and Managing Risk Before a Disaster Occurs”? You can watch the recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/577742099056822019


You can also browse through this page for all of the Texas Historical Commission’s recent webinars: https://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/museum-services/webinars


Don’t forget to register for Part 2 of the series “Recovering from a Disaster: Insurance Claims and Collections Recovery”: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6120854103677914637

Case Study: Whitney Museum of American Art

When Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast in 2012, the Whitney Museum of American Art, adjacent to the Hudson River, and under construction at the time, had its original flood mitigation plans put to the test. Unprecedented amounts of water led the team to rethink the permanent and temporary measures to prevent water damage to the collection.

Full article:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10168664.2018.1549927

Highlights:

https://www.aam-us.org/2020/12/11/facing-the-rising-tide-how-the-whitney-museum-of-american-art-addresses-resiliency-and-storm-preparedness-through-design/

and

https://www.cooperrobertson.com/ideas/flood_mitigation/article/white_paper_flood_mitigation_in_museum_design

Two-Part Webinar: Risk Management and Insurance

We have a great set of webinars coming up on Wednesday, June 16th at 10am and Wednesday, June 23rd at 10am discussing risk management and insurance, both before and after a disaster.


Part 1, June 16: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2470571156599413776?fbclid=IwAR3Z7ngUbcmoZbXwWeoxbFVrOKYS6YM-vG2F_hhbAh_UA4o2JZcpLuzNkzc


Part 2, June 23: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6120854103677914637?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Thank you to the Texas Historical Commission for hosting the webinars!

Reviewing Your Emergency Plan: A Case Study by the National Trust

Like any large-scale undertaking, once you have been in a situation where you had to use your emergency plan, you should take the time to review how it worked. What worked well? What didn’t? Did this situation open up opportunities you didn’t expect? How were costs distributed? This case study by the National Trust on burst pipes in 2011 does a great job in reviewing their situation.

Recovering from a Disaster: Procuring Insurance and Managing Risk Before a Disaster Occurs

Join us on Wednesday, June 16 for part one of two webinars focusing on insurance: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2470571156599413776

This webinar will discuss how to plan for the risk of disaster that faces every historical site and museum. It will introduce the Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance (TX-CERA) and present an overview of general disaster preparedness considerations. Attendees will learn practical tips to assess risk and standard guidelines in emergency planning to implement within their organizations. Finally, we’ll explain the insurance placement process and walk attendees through types of coverage available as well as best practices for selecting limits and deductibles that are appropriate for the organization.