In less than three minutes the Galveston Historical Foundation does a great job at discussing the handling and drying procedures you should keep in mind when working with furniture after a flooding event:
The 2021 Hurricane Preparations for Cultural Institutions webinar from May is now hosted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejYPf8AtY1g
This helpful wet salvage quick-reference chart developed by Betty Walsh allows users to quickly determine how to handle, pack, and dry various types of media (paper documents, books, paintings, computer media, photographs, etc.).
The Foundation for Advacement in Conservation (FAIC) is pleased to announce a free webinar, titled: “Emergency Planning and Response, Texas-Style,” on July 14 at 3:00 p.m. EDT (2:00 p.m. CST). Join us, as Olivia Primanis from the Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance (TX-CERA) and Lauren Hainley from the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) discuss response efforts following Polar Vortex Uri, in February 2021.
Did you miss last week’s webinar on insurance claims and collection recovery? The video is available to watch thanks to the Texas Historical Commission: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/7390431593632665872
This two-part presentation by the Montana Historical Society provides practical and useful information on topics of emergency planning, working with emergency responders, and means of avoiding and mitigating loss of collection materials to disaster:
Photographs are a treasured part of a family’s or institution’s collection, and water damage can have a devastating effect on them. The Galveston Historical Foundation produced this short video showing how to recover wet photographs. Preservation Australia presents this ten-minute video about how to salvage photographs from water damaged albums.
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.