Coping with Water Damage

This 10-minute video provides step-by-step guidance on dealing with water damage at museums, libraries, and archives. Practical tips on safety, simple equipment, and salvage priorities also make the video a useful guide for home owners who want to rescue treasured family heirlooms.

The award-winning Field Guide to Emergency Response helps museums, libraries, and archives cope when disaster strikes. The easy-to-follow handbook and companion DVD were produced by Heritage Preservation in 2006, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Now the Institute of Museum and Library Services has teamed with Heritage Preservation and NEH to make this Field Guide chapter on water damage available as streaming video.

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