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We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting to bring you a roundup of emergency preparedness links, in anticipation of Hurricane Irene this weekend. Even if she fizzles out (which certain of us would really appreciate, ok, Irene?), it’s good to be prepared, and to learn about helping your museum be prepared.
The NEDCC, always prepared, sent out this list of tips earlier this week:
TIPS TO HELP YOU PREPARE:
– review your disaster plan
– double-check your insurance policy
– check your gutters and downspouts
– move priority collections out of basements and off floors
– inventory disaster recovery supplies
– hold a planning meeting with staff today!
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION:
Preparing Your Institution for Hurricanes ( Heritage Preservation)
Emergency Preparedness ( Library of Congress)
Track the Storm (NOAA)
With a hat tip to Tufts Instructor Margherita Desy for pointing this out to us, the hopeful conservators and curators among you should go check out this workshop!
Care of Paintings Workshop
October 5, 2011
Workshop Location: Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
______________________________NEDCC’s Care of Paintings workshop is part of a collaborative program with the Balboa Art Conservation Center and was developed in partnership with the New England Museum Association.
This workshop will cover the issues to consider when developing a collections care policy for traditional paintings on canvas or board. The workshop will be helpful whether you are establishing new procedures or making improvements to existing collections care policies.
Topics will include environmental issues, such as temperature, relative humidity, and pollutants; storage and display options; “best practices” for handling and transporting paintings; and housekeeping procedures. Participants will also learn practical remedial care methods and will be provided with guidelines for working with a conservator.
The workshop will be led by a professional paintings conservator from the Balboa Art Conservation Center in San Diego, CA.
Workshop Time: 9 AM to 3:30 PM
Workshop cost: $150 ($130 early bird registration)
To register online, click here.
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