MEDIA ALERT THE MFAH TO HOST TRAINING FOR MUSEUM, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES PROFESSIONALS, CULTURAL LEADERS AND EMERGENCY PROFESSIONALS AUGUST 1-2, LED BY THE TEXAS CULTURAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE ALLIANCE
What: The MFAH will host an inaugural disaster response and recovery forum, led by Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance, on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday August 2. Library, archive, and museum professionals in Houston and the surrounding counties are invited to share expertise and resources in this unique partnership.
The 2-day workshop will focus on disaster response and recovery situations specific to the region, including hurricanes, tornadoes, and flash floods, and will show participants how to respond to such large-scale natural events to both protect and preserve the objects in their care and to connect to a larger network of national emergency management professionals. Day 1 will feature speakers from the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Belfor USA and others. Day 2 will focus on techniques and training for wet recovery salvage of heritage objects.
When: Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The American General Meeting Room
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
Cost: $80.00, lunch provided. Free parking in MHAH parking lot.
Details: The MFAH is an experienced disaster management leader and advocate for protecting cultural heritage resources in the region.
The Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance (TX-CERA) is a statewide resource for cultural heritage and disaster management and part of the nationwide Alliance for Response program. Through a series of regional forums, it builds bridges between the cultural heritage and emergency response communities before disasters happen. Their programs lead to new partnerships, policies, and cooperative planning efforts. For more information, visit:
Contacts: Steve Pine, Museum of Fine Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Olivia Primanis, University of Texas, Austin, email@example.com, or
Melanie Sanford, Textile Preservation Services of Texas – firstname.lastname@example.org