Hurricane Sandy: Resources for Museums, Libraries, Archives, and other Cultural Institutions

It’s been a busy week. As the Chair of Alliance for Response NYC, I’ve been busy trying to connect affected institutions with helping hands, information, and people in the government who can answer their questions. Below are some sites and opportunities for more information as we work through recovery, return to business, and begin again the planning and preparedenss phase.

Heritage Preservation has a number of emergency resources online available for free download. The Emergency Response and Salvage app (formerly known as The Wheel) is available for free at the iTunes Store.

Alliance for Response NYC is collecting information about affected museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions in NYC, upstate, NJ, and CT. Contact rebecca.fifield@metmuseum.org.

On Sunday, November 4, from 1-2pm, a workshop for recovery of water-damaged artworks will be held at the Museum of Modern Art’s Celeste Bartos Theater, in the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, 4 West 54 Street, New York. This workshop particularly aims to assist artists and galleries affected by flooding from Hurricane Sandy.

See information on how to salvage collections from MoMA’s website.

I promise to get back to the blog as soon as I have two seconds to rub together.