Do you have water damaged audiovisual materials? The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia has put together a list of Do’s and Do-Not’s for audiovisual first aid:
From an emergency salvage checklist to a list of organizations to contact after a disaster, the Texas Historical Commission has a great selection of resources for Texas institutions and historical properties impacted by weather events.
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 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.
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.
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:
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 today, Thursday May 6, at 2PM for a hurricane preparations webinar. To register, visit: https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/2021-hurricane-season-preparations-for-u-s-gulf-coast-cultural-institutions.htm?fbclid=IwAR1u99Ygy21fS0hO1NmJNoTnU-JPK-hJJmmjayMJh9poeabJyfN8La3a9Po