Two-Part Webinar: Risk Management and Insurance

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.

Part 1, June 16:

Part 2, June 23:

Thank you to the Texas Historical Commission for hosting the webinars!

Reviewing Your Emergency Plan: A Case Study by the National Trust

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.

Recovering from a Disaster: Procuring Insurance and Managing Risk Before a Disaster Occurs

Join us on Wednesday, June 16 for part one of two webinars focusing on insurance:

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.

Wet Recovery of Paper and Books

Water damage may result from local flooding, broken pipes, roof leaks, or other water intrusion events and can have a devastating impact on cultural heritage collections. In this video, Karen Pavelka from the UT Austin School of Information demonstrates techniques for recovering wet paper and books. The methods shown can be applied at museums, libraries, or by individuals at home.

2021 Hurricane Preparations Webinar

Join TX-CERA, the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), and the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) for our Hurricane preparations webinar next Thursday, May 6, at 2 pm CST. Presenters and registration information can be found here:

April 24 – 26, 2021: Emergency Preparation Supplies Tax Holiday

This weekend, certain emergency preparation supplies qualify for tax exemption if purchased for a sales price – including portable generators, emergency ladders, first aid kits, tarps, and more! The full list can be viewed on the Texas Comptroller’s website: