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Resources For disaster recovery

From: Mary Rogers <mrogers<-a>
Date: Monday, September 15, 2008
Heritage Emergency National Task Force resources help archives,
libraries, historic sites, museums, and the public cope with damage
from disasters. Please share the following resources with colleagues
affected by recent hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornadoes.

Submit damage reports and find contact information for state
cultural and emergency management agencies at the Task Force
Hurricanes and Tropical Storms 2008 Web page


Each of the following resources is available from this page.

    Expert advice for libraries, museums, and the public on rescuing
    treasures from water damage is available as free streaming
    video. Practical tips on safety, salvage priorities, and
    equipment help the viewer get started on the rescue of
    photographs, books, documents, and other valued items.

    The award-winning Field Guide to Emergency Response and
    Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel provide clear and practical
    advice on dealing with disasters that affect cultural resources.
    An instructional DVD accompanies the Field Guide. A rapid
    collections assessment form and supply lists are available to

    Guide to Navigating FEMA and SBA Disaster Aid for Cultural
    Institutions (in print or online) leads cultural institutions
    through the process of applying to FEMA and the Small Business
    Administration for assistance after major disasters. All of the
    necessary forms are included. *    Working with Emergency
    Responders: Tips for Cultural Institutions (poster) provides
    practical advice on how to find and build relationships with
    local emergency responders, what responders need to know to
    better protect cultural institutions, and how to interact with
    emergency response professionals before, during, and after an

    Save Your Treasures the Right Way provides simple guidelines for
    the public to help them salvage family photographs and other
    heirlooms. Streaming video illustrates the guidelines. Both
    resources are ideal for use online or in newspaper and
    newsletter articles.

Heritage Emergency National Task Force: The Task Force is a
partnership of 40 national service organizations and federal
agencies created to protect cultural heritage from the damaging
effects of natural disasters and other emergencies. The Task Force
was founded in 1995 and is co-sponsored by Heritage Preservation and
the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Heritage Preservation: For over 30 years, Heritage Preservation has
been the national, nonprofit advocate for the proper care of all
cultural heritage-in museums, libraries, homes, and town squares.


    Jane Long
    jlong<-a t->heritagepreservation< . >org

    Mary Rogers
    mrogers<-a t->heritagepreservation< . >org

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:16
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Received on Monday, 15 September, 2008

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