FAIC Accepting Applications for 2022 NHR Training

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) is seeking volunteers to become National Heritage Responders. Interested individuals must be a member of AIC/FAIC to participate and the deadline to apply is December 15, 2021. Announcement below: Are you interested in becoming a National Heritage Responder? We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting … Continue reading FAIC Accepting Applications for 2022 NHR Training

Announcing 2021 Virtual HEART Week!

The Heritage Emergency Task Force (HENTF), a public-private partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Smithsonian, has announced that it is virtualizing its annual Heritage Emergency and Response Training (HEART). All events are virtual and free, but require registration. Below is the official notice from HENTF: After careful consideration of the continued … Continue reading Announcing 2021 Virtual HEART Week!

COSTEP MA supporting Emergency Preparedness Month

In support of Massachusetts' Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Gov Baker's proclamation of September as Emergency Preparedness Month, COSTEP MA is participating in “30 Days 30 Ways: 30 Days of Preparedness”. This initiative breaks down emergency preparedness into simple steps residents can take in 30 days to be more prepared by the end of the … Continue reading COSTEP MA supporting Emergency Preparedness Month

Nantucket Preservation Symposium (virtual) – Sep 9 & 10

Rescuing History: Nantucket in Response to Rising Seas Click here for more information, click here to REGISTER. Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget comprise one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Our unique built and natural environment has long been recognized for its scenic beauty and historic and cultural importance. Yet, like … Continue reading Nantucket Preservation Symposium (virtual) – Sep 9 & 10

Establishing and Maintaining Emergency Supply Caches, webinar Sept 15

Wednesday, September 15th, 2-3 p.m. EDT  Register to attend for free at: https://learning.culturalheritage.org/products/establishing-and-maintaining-emergency-supply-caches The Foundation for the Advancement in Conservation is pleased to host representatives of two Alliance for Response Member Networks, for “Establishing and Maintaining Emergency Supply Caches.” Rachel Onuf, from the Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster and Resilience Network (VACDaRN), and Adrienne Berney, … Continue reading Establishing and Maintaining Emergency Supply Caches, webinar Sept 15

GRCx event Sept 14

The Boston Green Ribbon Commission Climate Action Exchange ("GRCx") is an interactive virtual program series designed to accelerate the implementation of the City of Boston's Climate Action Plan by providing high-quality, useful content on climate resilience and carbon mitigation to the Boston community. Links to recordings of past events are available. On September 14, 8:30a … Continue reading GRCx event Sept 14

Event Announcement, Sept 13 & 14 – KEEPING HISTORY ABOVE WATER: SALEM 2021

The City of Salem's Preservation Partners, together with Keeping History Above Water, a national initiative of the Newport Restoration Foundation, will host a two-day event in Salem focused on addressing climate change impacts to historic resources. "Preservation in a Changing Climate" September 13 & 14, 2021 Morse Auditorium at the Peabody Essex Museum (also virtual)Registration: … Continue reading Event Announcement, Sept 13 & 14 – KEEPING HISTORY ABOVE WATER: SALEM 2021

Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program now accepting applications

From the American Institute for Conservation (AIC)/Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) website: "The Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program provides small and mid-sized museums with partial funding toward a general conservation assessment. The assessment is a study of all of the institution's collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures … Continue reading Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program now accepting applications

Recent Smithsonian webinar

Conservators from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives shared information about how they plan for and respond to potential emergency situations for collections. They also discuss how they are called on to assist with protecting and recovering cultural heritage around the world, through the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, and answer audience questions. https://www.youtube.com/embed/AcqiYwlD8cw Links shared during the … Continue reading Recent Smithsonian webinar