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Preservation Week at NYU: After Disasters: Salvage and Recovery in Small to Mid-Sized Museums and Libraries (webinar)

  • Friday, May 01, 2015
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Avery Room East, 2nd floor, Bobst Library (70 Washington Square South)


Registration for this event includes a complimentary reservation for a webinar hosted at NYU.

Understanding the components of disaster response is key in successful recovery of collections of any type, size, and budget. This free webinar will show professionals and volunteers the steps needed to save effectively collections, including:

        What happens to collections after fires, floods, mechanical failures, and other events

        Recovery logistics, team building, and securing supplies. Safety and health practices

        Working with first responders, engineers, contractors and conservators, and local resources

        Collections triage, handling practices, drying options, soot and mud cleaning techniques, and mold control

        Long-term recovery: conservation treatment and funding

Speaker: Susan Duhl (Art Conservator and Collections Consultant)

Moderators: Angela Andres (Special Collections Conservator) and Fletcher Durant (Preservation Archivist)

Non-NYU attendees need to bring a photo ID with them to the event and RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1J38izh

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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