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Subject: Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

From: Julie Carlson <jcarlson<-a>
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2005
In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, the
members of the Regional Alliance for Preservation (RAP) are poised
to offer technical assistance by phone to help in the recovery of
important collections in museums, libraries, archives, historical
societies and other cultural institutions. Once personal safety has
been established and institutions are able to access their
collections, assessment of damage can begin.

RAP is a national collaboration of fourteen regional conservation
centers across the United States, each of which provides advice and
technical assistance on preservation in its region and beyond.

The RAP centers offer a wide range of expertise in conservation and
preservation for materials in different media including: paper,
books, photographs, textiles, paintings, sculpture, furniture,
ethnographic objects, and fine art media. Most Centers have
professional conservators on staff who can advise on the technical
aspects of hurricane disaster recovery.

See <URL:> for contact information and the
specialties of each Center.

RAP Center Disaster Assistance: Most of the RAP Centers offer free
disaster advice by telephone and email, and will advise institutions
and individuals on dealing with hurricane recovery and salvage. They
are prepared to make referrals to commercial disaster recovery
service providers experienced with cultural collections, and to
provide information regarding appropriate sources of supplies. See
the <URL:> for response information.

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Received on Wednesday, 7 September, 2005

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