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Smithsonian Libraries and Archives invites you to our next online program – “Ask a Conservator: Emergency Management” on June 23 at 5pm ET. Details below.



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Cultural heritage is not renewable. If books, documents, pieces of art, or any other ephemera are destroyed in a fire, for example, they are likely lost forever. Librarians and archivists have a long history of responding to and preparing for the kinds of emergencies and disasters, both natural and human-inflicted, that threaten these important resources for economic development and tourism, as well as knowledge, creativity, and a sense of historically connected identity.


In our next "Ask a Conservator" program, Nora Lockshin, senior conservator, and Katie Wagner, senior book conservator, will share how they plan for and respond to potential emergency situations that could pose risks to the safety of our precious collections at the Smithsonian and those of our fellow cultural institutions around the country. They’ll also discuss how they are called on to assist with protecting and recovering cultural heritage around the world. And as always, there will be plenty of time for your questions!


Please join us on Wednesday, June 23 at 5 PM ET. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the program. 


Register here: https://s.si.edu/3icG2Su


Optional auto-generated captions will be available during the program. We will be recording the program and will also be live streaming on Facebook for a broader audience.




Erin Clements Rushing
Outreach Librarian
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Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

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