Workshop: Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Amelia Parks, DHPSNY Archives Specialist and Gillian Marcus, DHPSNY Preservation Specialist
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Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps a cultural institution can take to safeguard collections. This daylong program will increase practical knowledge through hands-on salvage of a simulated disaster. Participants will use the Incident Command System while learning to salvage a variety of archival and library materials, including paper, photographs, audio-visual media, and books. Personal safety, initial site assessment, object triage and tracking, and post-disaster debriefing will be addressed during the workshop. Participants will also learn about resources and services offered by local and regional emergency management agencies. Knowledge of basic salvage techniques and/or prior attendance in a collections-oriented emergency response workshop is encouraged.


Location The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum
5798 State Highway 80 (Lake Road)
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Otsego County
When June 22, 2017
9:30am to 4:30pm
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