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 … Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy

Things will be a little busy for me the next few days with the bad weather in the New York area. I’ll be back after the winds calm… In the meantime, check out NYC’s Office of Emergency Management site for … Continue reading

A Drawing of The Baltimore Fire

If you go to downtown Baltimore today, you’ll notice a few things. The Roush Company’s Harborplace “festival marketplaces” still limp along at the waterfront, but their integral role in pulling Baltimore through the 1980s is respected. There are several business … Continue reading

Museum Monday: Collections Risk Assessment

It can be overwhelming. It can hurt your brain. But it can also help you understand your collection’s preservation needs like nothing else. Collections risk assessment. Ready? Collections risk assessment evaluates the impact of different specific risks on a collections unit. It’s … Continue reading

Museum Monday – Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

Spinach? It’s our not-quite-precise pronunciation of the SPNHC acronym for the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. Visit their website here. I have never worked for a natural history museum, but the challenges in preserving science collections for … Continue reading

Museum Monday – Off to Albuquerque for the AIC Annual Meeting!

This week I’m off to the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) annual meeting, this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It will be the first time I’ve visited New Mexico, so I’m looking forward to seeing … Continue reading

Museum Monday – Alliance for Response

When disaster strikes, most people receive assistance from local services, volunteers, and others. If we think about how we are going to work together prior to an emergency, we will be able to move more swiftly and effectively when that … Continue reading

Museum Monday: Get the App! Heritage Preservation’s Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel

Don’t stop to think. Go to the App Store now and download ERS on every device you have. Heritage Preservation and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (of the National Park Service) have brought museum emergency response and … Continue reading