How can you prepare for a disaster?  What can go wrong?  What will you
say to the press and public?  Will your staff be safe during recovery


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


For archives, museums, and libraries collections care staff, including
archivists, collections managers, curators, librarians, 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. 


Register now at



*        Disaster Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness

*        Crisis Communication

*        Exercising the Plan (an interactive session)

*        Recovery of Paper-Based Collections (a hands-on interactive

*        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!  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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