Preparing for the Unexpected: Protecting Collections and Staff from

presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts 


October 27 & 28, 2008 

Poughkeepsie, NY


Learn how to keep collections materials, staff and visitors safe when
disaster strikes and how to keep emergencies from happening in the first
place!  This program is intended for archives, libraries and museums
collections care staff, including archivists, librarians, curators,
collections managers, conservators, and stewards of historic house
museums, and for staff responsible for the safety of collections, such
as site and facility managers and security and safety staff. 


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Disaster Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness

Crisis Communication

Exercising the Plan (an interactive session)

Recovery of Paper-Based Collections (a hands-on interactive session)

Fire Safety: Risk Assessment, Detection, and Suppression

Ensuring Health and Human Safety in an Emergency



Nick Artim, Director, Heritage Protection Group

Susan Bing, Conservation Assistant, Conservation Center for Art and
Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

Jane Long, Vice President, Emergency Programs, Heritage Preservation 

Julie Page, Co-Coordinator, California Preservation Program (CPP) and
User Services, Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance
Service (WESTPAS)

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist, Arts, Crafts &
Theater Safety, Inc., and Safety Officer, United Scenic Artist's, Local
USA829, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)

Michael Smith, PhD, Director, Graduate Program in Professional
Communication, Department of Communications, La Salle University

John (Jack) M. Watts, Jr., PhD, Director, Fire Safety Institute 


The fee for this two-day program is $215 for both CCAHA and Lower Hudson
Conference member institutions and $240 for non-members.  Lunch will be
provided both days.  To encourage multiple staff members to attend,
enjoy half-price registration for a second participant from the same
institution!  View session abstracts and register now at


Cosponsored by the Lower Hudson Conference of Historical Agencies &
Museums, a Greater Hudson Heritage Network 

Hosted by the Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie, NY


For more information, contact the Conservation Center for Art and
Historic Artifacts:  call 215-545-0613, email [log in to unmask] or visit <> .



Kim Andrews

Preservation Services Officer

CONSERVATION CENTER for Art and Historic Artifacts

264 S. 23rd Street 

Philadelphia, PA  19103

215-545-0613 (phone)

215-735-9313 (fax)

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