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Subject: AIC response to Midwest floods

AIC response to Midwest floods

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot<-a>
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
AIC has been in contact with several collecting institutions
affected by the floods in the Midwest, and is coordinating responses
with members of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force.  The AIC
Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) has been assisting on
the ground, by phone, and via email.  FAIC has funds for deployment
of AIC-CERT members from the Institute of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS) and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Collection institutions in need of help with assessment, organizing
response or recovery efforts, or other services or advice can
contact AIC-CERT by calling the AIC-CERT hotline:  202-661-8068.

Information and actions are evolving too quickly to summarize here
in the DistList, but a website to collect and share current
information has been established by Heritage Preservation at:


Information on safely handling wet materials can be found at


Additional resources and links on emergency planning, response, and
recovery can be found at:


Eric Pourchot
Professional Development Director
American Institute for Conservation of
  Historic and Artistic Works
1156 15th St. NW, Suite 320
Washington, DC  20005-1714
202-452-9545, ext. 5
Fax: 202-452-9328

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:3
                   Distributed: Monday, June 30, 2008
                        Message Id: cdl-22-3-002
Received on Wednesday, 25 June, 2008

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