Don’t forget to register for our “Disaster Response: Insurance Claims and Collections Recovery” webinar this Wednesday, June 23, at 10am!
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
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.
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.
Thank you to the Texas Historical Commission for hosting the webinars!
This informative webinar from the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) presents information about salvaging photographic and electronic media after a water disaster:
Planning for disasters is key to successful response and recovery. This presentation by ALCTS covers many facets of disaster management – from collection care to working with vendors and volunteers – and utilizes a case study to illustrate a real-world response.
Books are among the first items that should be assessed when you have a flooding incident. This useful video from the Galveston Historical Foundation demonstrates how to salvage a book that has been submerged in dirty floodwater:
This video by Syracuse University Libraries shows you in less than three minutes how to rescue a wet book:
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.
Did you miss our Hurricane Preparations webinar? You can view the full recording at: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/NZX9AVNRGG2zlebRC_2DLvNnXYfy11pkVl-wPYJrnStScWjoTyu8hgqoCaemCrDy26iyMTSDttKkOK6y.NtfiyTrpd6m5XcRg?continueMode=true&x_zm_rtaid=eGqW2fusQKid7d0l-ZyTQ.1621434409592.429b4c85e99d76a671afcbb1fa78462f&_x_zm_rhtaid=122
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.