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: https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/2021-hurricane-season-preparations-for-u-s-gulf-coast-cultural-institutions.htm?fbclid=IwAR1u99Ygy21fS0hO1NmJNoTnU-JPK-hJJmmjayMJh9poeabJyfN8La3a9Po
Join NCPTT and TX-CERA on May 6 at 2 PM for a free webinar to review the 2021 U.S. Gulf Coast hurricane season, preparations, and response for cultural institutions.
For more information, visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/450991009529521/
The REALM (Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums) Project began last summer in an effort to monitor COVID-19 as it relates to archives, libraries, and museums – our collections, staff, and visitors. It has become an invaluable resource, both through original research in finding how long the virus can survive on all manner of objects, as well as acting as a hub that collects and distributes case studies to help institutions re-open as safely as possible. Their January 29th webinar is available to view for free and discusses their findings and experiences over the last year:
To learn more about the REALM Project, and view their resource catalogue, visit their website:
The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) is hosting a free webinar titled Implementing the Incident Command System at the Institutional Level on March 31, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 pm Central Time (2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
The speaker, David Carmicheal, will discuss the Incident Command System (ICS), and how to adapt ICS to cultural organizations.
The webinar will take place on Zoom and automated live captions will be available for those who choose to use them. For inquiries about accessibility or other questions about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be available to view shortly after the live event is complete.
The National Heritage Responders will be hosting a free webinar on January 12th, 2021 at 1 pm Eastern time titled “Using Linked Open Data to Map Cultural Heritage Organizations in Georgia for Disaster Response.”
Register here: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ORu_T1csSDSF8ZrNK0cL5A
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) is hosting a free webinar titled: “Health and Safety in Disasters,” on December 9, 2020 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The speaker, Dana Stahl, the Safety and Health Manager for the Seattle Public Library, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with more than 20 years experience managing health and safety programs in private industry and the public sector.
Find the full description and registration information here: https://learning.culturalheritage.org/products/health-and-safety-in-disasters
The webinar will take place on Zoom and automated live captions will be available for those who choose to use them. For inquiries about accessibility or other questions about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be available to view shortly after the live event is complete.
In case you missed the 2020 Hurricane Season Preparations webinar, or would like convenient references for all of the great information we learned, the presentations are available to download.
Dan Reilly, Warning Coordination Meteorologyist, National Weather Service Houston/Galveston
Jason Church, Chief of Technical Services, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
Melody Gayeski, Leadership Volunteer, Red Cross Austin, Texas
Thank you to Dan Reilly, Jason Church, Melody D. Gayeski, Steve Pine and all of the contributors who supported the 2020 Hurricane Season Preparations Webinar for U.S. Gulf Coast Cultural Institutions that took place on August 20th. Here is the recording hosted by NCPTT’s Facebook Page:
Join us for an overview of the 2020 U.S. Gulf Coast hurricane season, preparedness and response. Dan Reilly, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at National Weather Service Houston/Galveston, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will give an update on the upcoming hurricane season and hurricane preparedness with content about the specific risks from wind, rain, flood- ing, and tornadoes that are associated with hurricanes in the U.S. Gulf Coast. Jason Church, Chief of Technical Services at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) will discuss preparedness for cultural institutions. Melody D. Gayeski, PMP, American Red Cross, Disaster Relief Leadership Volunteer, Central and South Texas will discuss American Red Cross Pandemic Protocols. Steve Pine, Senior Conservator of Decorative Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance, (TX-CERA) will moderate this webinar that will be hosted by NCPTT.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
10:00 AM CDT to 12:00 Noon CDT
For free registration: https://nsula.webex.com/webappng/sites/nsula/meeting/info/55f007c39f814297a5815485e97a3d76
Partners: Texas Collections Emergency Resources Alliance TX-CERA
Alliance for Response -South Florida https://www.culturalheritage.org/resources/emergencies/alliance-for-response/networks/south-florida
APOYOnline – Association for Heritage Preservation of the Americas www.apoyonline.org
Florida Association of Museums www.flamuseums.org
Houston Arts Alliance: https://www.houstonartsalliance.com/
LYRASIS Preservation Services: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Digital-and-Preservation-Services.aspx
National Heritage Responders https://www.culturalheritage.org/resources/emergencies/national-heritage-responders
New Orleans Preservation Coalition https://www.nolapreservationcoalition.org/
Performing Arts Readiness: https://performingartsreadiness.org/
Texas Historical Commission: https://www.thc.texas.gov
Protecting Our Cultural Icons From Fire:
Lessons learned from Notre-Dame and beyond
AIANY Historic Buildings Committee and World Monuments Fund (WMF)
Featuring Bénédicte de Montlaur, CEO, World Monuments Fund and Chris Marrion, Founder, Marrion Fire & Risk Consulting
Monday, April 13, 2020, noon – 2 PM
$10 General Public
To register: AIA Protecting Our Cultural Icons (External Website)
This event is a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.
About the program:
Fires continue to adversely impact our cultural heritage. This includes our historic, sacred structures like Notre Dame in Paris and St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in New York, as well as invaluable collections like those in Brazil’s National Museum. Other cultural heritage sites and structures, such as historic ships (Cutty Sark), bridges (Kapellbrücke Bridge, Switzerland), national monuments (Namdaemun Gate, South Korea), and tombs (Kasubi Tombs, Uganda) ahave also experienced significant fires. Whether a World Heritage Site or an important monument within our local community, they each represent significant losses when damaged or destroyed by fire. Through detailed research into these past fires, a significant amount can be learned to better protect our shared cultural heritage. This includes understanding why fires start, how and why they progress, what can fail, and what works limiting fire-related damage. Several common themes emerge in this research, showing fire risks to historic sites and structures can be mitigated through undertaking a hazard/risk-based approach to develop tailored, risk-informed, long-term sustainable prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery strategies that result in multiple benefits to important heritage sites and the people who care for them, use them, and protect them. Whether using conch shells as fire alarms or wool blankets to smother fires, alternatives exist that can take advantage of local resources. When protecting cultural heritage sites and structures in the middle of New York City or in some of the remotest areas in the world, with limited resources and no fire brigades, we can make more informed decisions to better protect our heritage.
Speaker: Chris Marrion, Founder, Marrion Fire & Risk Consulting
Chris is the founder of Marrion Fire & Risk Consulting, a special expert for NFPA, a Board Member of the National Fire Heritage Center, and an SFPE Fellow. Marrion specializes in protecting our cultural heritage from fire and disasters. His work focuses on providing risk-informed, cost-effective prevention/mitigation, emergency response and recovery strategies to protect our heritage. For over 30 years he has worked with numerous NGOs, Government entities, private and public clients including UNESCO, UNISDR, ICCROM, et al., to help create awareness, build capacity, develop codes and provide practical guidance in this regard.
Introduction by: Bénédicte de Montlaur, CEO, World Monuments Fund
Bénédicte is CEO of World Monuments Fund (WMF), the world’s foremost private organization dedicated to saving extraordinary places while empowering the communities around them. She is responsible for defining WMF’s strategic vision, currently implementing that vision in more than 30 countries around the world, and leading a team that spans the globe. Her background mixes culture and the arts, politics, international diplomacy, and human rights. Prior to joining WMF, de Montlaur spent two decades working across three continents as a senior diplomat at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and most recently served as Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States.