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Subject: Workshop on emergency planning and mitigation strategies for historic sites

Workshop on emergency planning and mitigation strategies for historic sites

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot<-at->
Date: Friday, August 9, 2013
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works in collaboration with MFA-Houston and
the Galveston-Houston Alliance for Response presents

"Emergency Planning and Mitigation Strategies for Historic Sites"
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
9 am - 4:30 pm

Registration fee:  $15 (includes refreshment breaks; lunch on your
own)

Please note: FAIC's online registration system is not currently
functioning.  Please download or print the registration form and
return by email, fax, or mail by September 9, 2013.

    <URL:http://www.conservation-us.org/EmergPlan2013>

Instructors:  Barbara Moore and Steven Pine

This one-day workshop will cover practical ways that you can prepare
your museum for future emergencies.  Whether you are at risk for a
flood, hurricane, earthquake, or a leaking roof, there are important
steps you can take now, through planning and mitigation strategies,
to protect your collections and buildings.  Anyone responsible for
stewardship of collections in a museum, library, archive, or
historic site should attend.

A lead trainer from the American Institute for Conservation
Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) and an AIC-CERT team
member from your region will lead presentations, discussions, and
interactive exercises to help you build knowledge and tools to
prepare for emergencies.

Small institutions will gain valuable knowledge of disaster
preparedness and response and will also establish a relationship
with a regional AIC-CERT team member before an incident occurs. The
program will include an overview of risk assessment and mitigation,
emergency planning, and salvage of damaged materials.

Topics will include

    Risk Assessment and Mitigation
    Emergency Planning
    Conducting a Response
    Drying Techniques
    Setting Salvage Priorities
    Locating and Using Emergency Resources

Contact courses courses<-at->conservation-us<.>org for more information.

This program is presented by the Foundation of the American
Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, in
partnership with MFA-Houston and the Galveston-Houston Alliance for
Response.  This program is funded in part by a grant from the
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Eric Pourchot, PhD
Institutional Advancement Director
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic
    and Artistic Works
1156 15th Street, NW
Suite 320
Washington DC 20005-1714
202-452-9545
Fax: 202-452-9328


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