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.).
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
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.
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.