Emergency Planning and Response, Texas Style

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.

Register here: https://learning.culturalheritage.org/products/emergency-planning-and-response-texas-style

Recovering Wet Photographs

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.

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