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Emergency preparedness and response stories relating to museum, library, and archive collections
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What to Do When Priceless Art Meets Hungry Insects | Conservation Lab

What to Do When Priceless Art Meets Hungry Insects | Conservation Lab | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Before entering the Menil Collection in Houston, an installation of wood and soil gets quarantined in an oven and a zero-oxygen chamber.
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anoxia for pest control
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Spring cleaning? Donate antiques to tiny museum recovering from fire

Marissa Historical and Genealogical Society has moved its museum and library into the old Marissa Village Hall building in Marissa, IL, near St. Louis, MO, and is trying to recover from a 2015 suspected arson fire by collecting artifacts and records from area residents.
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Inondations : les musées parisiens rouvrent ce mercredi 8 juin 2016

Inondations : les musées parisiens rouvrent ce mercredi 8 juin 2016 | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
La Seine ayant amorcé sa décrue, les musées parisiens rouvrent leurs portes, les uns après les autres. Ce mercredi 8 juin 2016, le musée d'Orsay et une grande partie des collections du Louvr
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Most of the major museums in Paris have reopened, but some smaller museums remain closed, and Chambord is raising funds to assist in the recovery of the landscaping and the perimeter wall
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Une campagne de crowdfunding pour sauver les œuvres d’un musée inondé

Une campagne de crowdfunding pour sauver les œuvres d’un musée inondé | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Une partie de la collection du Musée Girodet de Montargis a été détruite par les inondations de la semaine dernière.
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Flooding in Paris threatens the Louvre’s most iconic artwork

Flooding in Paris threatens the Louvre’s most iconic artwork | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
The Seine is bursting its banks after torrential rains.
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UD Art Conservation: How to restore flood-damaged photos

Graduate students in the Winterthur-UD program in Art Conservation learn about the preservation of historic and contemporary photographs as part of their cou...

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UD Art Conservation: How to restore... - University of Delaware | Facebook

Students in the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library - UD Program in Art Conservation restore photos as part of their course work. They frequently handle...

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Britain signs convention on protecting treasures in war zones

Britain signs convention on protecting treasures in war zones | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
It’s come years late, but the culture secretary is to pledge the UK to helping save historic and artistic artefacts under threat in conflict-torn countries
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C2CC Webinar 8/5/15: RE-ORG: Step-by-Step Storage Reorganization for Small Museums

C2CC Webinar 8/5/15: RE-ORG: Step-by-Step Storage Reorganization for Small Museums | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Sign up for the next C2C Care Webinar, RE-ORG: Step-by-step Storage Reorganization for Small Museums. It’s Free!
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There is an App for that…

There is an App for that… | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
In a May 25, 2015, NPR Morning Edition story “Families In Houston Begin Cleaning Up After Devastating Floods” the host Carrie Feibel states… FEIBEL: “Could it be fixed? Rebecca just didn’t know.
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Photograph restoration

Photograph restoration | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Art conservation graduate students restore charred family photos after deadly fire
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Museum excavates burned Dellwood business for artifacts from Ferguson unrest - STLtoday.com

Missouri History Museum officials rooted through the rubble of the Fashions R Boutique.
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Be prepared: not just a Boy Scout motto

Be prepared: not just a Boy Scout motto | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
It’s every museum’s nightmare: an errant spark from construction causes a fire; sprinklers unleash water on some of the most vulnerable objects in the collection.  Luckily this museum had an emergency response plan.  In the Dec.
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Library event offers Baton Rouge area flood victims chance to restore precious photographs

Library event offers Baton Rouge area flood victims chance to restore precious photographs | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Cynthia Britton choked back tears as she waited at the Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard on Saturday clutching a photo of her granddaughter Alexis.
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Fire Breaks Out at Bündner Art Museum in Switzerland

The Bündner Art Museum in Chur, Switzerland, suffered a dramatic insulation fire in its newly constructed extension, reports SwissInfo, with smoke billowing out
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Des châteaux inondés, des musées mobilisés

Des châteaux inondés, des musées mobilisés | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Si à Paris, plusieurs établissements culturels ont fermé à titre préventif face au risque de crue, les dégâts sont importants en province.
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This is just shocking for anyone who has every seen Chambord, which is not surrounded by a moat, in flood water that easily could be a moat; the larger museums seemed to have effective disaster plans, but some of the smaller museums such as Musee Girodet, were hit pretty hard by the flood
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Musée Girodet inondé à Montargis : "Nous avons eu le temps de sauver les œuvres principales" (C. Hansen-Béales)

Le musée Girodet à Montargis dans le Loiret est victime des intempéries qui frappent le Loiret depuis plusieurs jours. L'essentiel de la collect
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NCPTT | A Manual for Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Landscapes, Phase 2

NCPTT | A Manual for Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Landscapes, Phase 2 | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it

Robert Melnick at the University of Oregon will use a 2015 PTT Grant to build on previous work on response to climate change and National Park Service Units.

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Are your chemicals labeled correctly?

Are your chemicals labeled correctly? | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it

Hazard Communication Update
The New Year marks an important point in the implementation of OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS); the labeling provisions of the standard went into ef...

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NCPTT | Resilient Heritage: Protecting Your Historic Home from Natural Disasters (2015-03)

NCPTT | Resilient Heritage: Protecting Your Historic Home from Natural Disasters (2015-03) | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it

Beginning with Hurricane Katrina and continuing through Hurricanes Ike and Sandy, the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) has garnered valuable “boots on the ground” experience responding to cultural...

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Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance from the U S SBA for Private, Nonprofit Organizations

No. 4 in Heritage Preservation's State Heritage Emergency Partnership Webinar Series This webinar delivers detailed information on SBA disaster assistance ...
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Phhhht. Disasters only happen to other people.

Phhhht. Disasters only happen to other people. | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
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I recently started working at a large, well known and respected art museum. We recently had a cross department workshop on art handling and materials for all the back of house...

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Funny, but very sad.

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43rd Annual Meeting- Architecture and Wooden Artifacts Joint Session, May 14, “How to Salvage your Historic House Museum after a Car Crash: The Marrett House Emergency Preservation and Conservation...

43rd Annual Meeting- Architecture and Wooden Artifacts Joint Session, May 14, “How to Salvage your Historic House Museum after a Car Crash: The Marrett House Emergency Preservation and Conservation... | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
When a drunk driver crashed into the parlor of Marrett House (1789) in Standish, Maine, the staff of Historic New England was able to see first-hand how well their disaster plan worked!
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“Direct care” and Conservation

“Direct care” and Conservation | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Starting today, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) is conducting an online survey on “direct care,” an issue of extreme relevance to conservators and one that could have a major impact on the future of the conservation field.
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This can easily represent a slippery slope. Museums should be encouraged to include conservation, at least general preservation activities, within their general operating budgets. I'm uncomfortable ethics of subsidizing collection care with the proceeds of deaccessioned collections. This issue arose in connection with a grant proposal where I was a reviewer (deaccessioning to raise a "match" for cost-sharing). The AAMD stance was taken into consideration, and I know that it lowered my "score" for that applicant.

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In Japan, A Library Works To Restore What Was Lost In The Tsunami

In Japan, A Library Works To Restore What Was Lost In The Tsunami | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
The city of Rikuzentaka in eastern Japan was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that ripped through the area on March 11, 2011. Among the victims of the natural disaster were seven employees of the Rikuzentaka Public Library--along with 80,000 ...
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It is too bad that the Huffington Post uses the word "restoration" instead of conservation: a lost opportunity to educate the public.

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