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Subject: Workshop on disasters

Workshop on disasters

From: Linda Ellsworth <ccaha>
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 1999
CCAHA disaster mitigation workshop series

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is
offering three emergency preparedness workshops that focus on
mitigation strategies.  The workshops are designed to help
institutions reduce the possibility of disaster and prevent, or
limit, potential damage to collections.

The workshops are made possible through the generous funding of The
William Penn Foundation and they are co-sponsored by: Heritage
Investment Program, Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places, Delaware
Valley Archivists Group, Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special
Collections Libraries, the Museum Council of Philadelphia and the
Delaware Valley, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

The workshops are intended for staff who are involved in collections
care activities or have responsibility for the safety of collections
such as librarians, archivists, curators, collections managers,
stewards of historic house museums, site and facilities managers,
and security and safety staff.

All of the workshops will be held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the
Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Be Prepared... Conducting a Vulnerability Assessment
Tuesday, October 19, 1999
Registration Deadline: October 8

In this workshop, participants will learn how to conduct a
vulnerability analysis and risk assessment so that they will be able
to evaluate the types of emergencies that might affect their
institution and its collections.  This evaluation will help the
institution develop effective strategies to minimize the likelihood
of a disaster. A crisis communications expert will also address
public relations strategies for emergency situations.


    David Tremain
    Canadian Conservation Institute

    Pat Moore
    Vice President
    Business Continuity Education, Strohl Systems

    Michael Smith
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Communication, LaSalle University

Be Prepared... Fire Protection and Suppression
Thursday, November 4, 1999
Registration Deadline: October 25

Critical to the selection of an appropriate fire protection and
suppression system is the assessment and analysis of the hazards and
risks faced by a collection.  This workshop will focus on the need
to review current fire protection procedures and systems in historic
and cultural institutions.  The goal of the workshop will be to
equip participants with up-to-date information to make informed
decisions on fire prevention.


    Nicholas Artim
    Fire Safety Network

    John M. Watts, Jr.
    Fire Safety Institute

Be Prepared... Assessing Health and Safety Risks
Thursday, December 2, 1999
Registration Deadline: November 19

This workshop will alert participants to the health and safety risks
present at the time of an emergency, including air quality, fire
safety, electrical hazards, structural instability, chemical and
biological hazards (mold, pests, lead, asbestos, contaminated water
and soil), pests, and those hazards inherent in collections
themselves (arsenic, formaldehyde).  The workshop will also address
an institution's legal obligations to staff and visitors in regard
to health and safety, and the psychological stresses faced by those
in an emergency situation.


    Monona Rossol
    Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety, Inc. (ACTS)

    Charles Cook
    Public Health Advisor
    Emergency Service and Disaster Relief Branch of the Center for
    Mental Health Services

All three workshops will be held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the
Fine Arts, Hamilton Auditorium, 118 North Broad Street, (Broad &
Cherry Streets), Philadelphia, PA  19102

8:30 A.M. Registration and Coffee, 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Workshop
Lunch is not provided - site has a cafeteria & many local

For more information about these workshops, please contact:

    Preservation Services Office
    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
    264 South 23rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Fax: 215-735-9313
    ccaha [at] ccaha__org

Be Prepared ... Workshop Series
Registration Form

    Registration is by mail only.  Please print out and fill in the
    form below and mail, with your payment, to CCAHA.

Please indicate which workshops you wish to attend:

Be Prepared... Conducting a Vulnerability Assessment:
Be Prepared... Fire Protection and Suppression:
Be Prepared... Assessing Health and Safety Risks:

Registration Fee to be mailed with the form (check made payable to
                 Non-Member Fee     CCAHA Member Fee
1 workshop:      $35.00             $25.00
2 workshops:     $70.00             $50.00
All 3 workshops
(Save $10.00):   $95.00             $65.00

Notes:  Refunds will be given until two weeks prior to the workshop
date. If you are a person who has special needs, please notify CCAHA
three weeks ahead of the program. Please mail this completed
Registration Form & Fee to:

    Preservation Services Office
    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
    264 South 23rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA  19103

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:20
               Distributed: Thursday, September 16, 1999
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Received on Wednesday, 15 September, 1999

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