Free Health & Safety OSHA Consultations for Museum, Conservation, and Cultural Heritage Workers

The Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards (DLS), through its OSHA Consultation Program, offers free and confidential occupational safety and health consultation services to small and medium sized businesses--including Museums, Conservation Labs, Binderies, Cultural Heritage Facilities, and even Fabrication / Artist Studios. The OSHA Consultation Program can provide assistance with the identification and control of the … Continue reading Free Health & Safety OSHA Consultations for Museum, Conservation, and Cultural Heritage Workers

Apr 27 Webinar: Practical Disaster Resources for New England Libraries

Free, registration required. Wednesday, April 27, 11am. Recording will be available to registrants after the event. Learn more and REGISTER HERE: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fD0dzDbXRKm68HrTbMtHig. Presented by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in collaboration with the Massachusetts Library System. Coinciding with Preservation Week from the American Library Association (April 24-30, https://preservationweek.org/) and MayDay from the Society of … Continue reading Apr 27 Webinar: Practical Disaster Resources for New England Libraries

NEW PROJECT – Connect with MEMA through “Participatory Mapping”

COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness), in coordination with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Boston Office of Emergency Management (Boston OEM), is pleased to announce a new long-term “Participatory Mapping” project that will help improve response and recovery efforts for institutions with cultural resources in the event of serious or large-scale disasters. … Continue reading NEW PROJECT – Connect with MEMA through “Participatory Mapping”

RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE: Friday March 4, Boston Green Ribbon Commission webinar: “Collaborative Climate Action Planning”

UPDATE: Recording now available (embedded below). As mentioned in the presentation, Boston GRC is facilitating another round of Climate Action Planning for a second cohort of cultural institutions in the Metro Boston area. If you might be interested to be a part, please share your contact information in the following CAP interest form. https://www.youtube.com/embed/i1kUOK3Xvhc Recorded … Continue reading RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE: Friday March 4, Boston Green Ribbon Commission webinar: “Collaborative Climate Action Planning”

Virtual Symposium on Climate Change

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is hosting a virtual symposium on March 9th from 6:00-7:30pm called "Rising Seas: Planning for the Future." The event description is below: Rising Seas: Planning for the FutureMarch 9th from 6:00-7:30pm Baylor Fox-Kemper, professor of earth, environmental, and planetary sciences at Brown University; Courtney Humphries, journalist and author; Paul … Continue reading Virtual Symposium on Climate Change

Resources Radio podcast episode on Climate Resiliency

Rodney Rowland, Director of Facilities and Environmental Sustainability at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and a presenter during COSTEP MA's recent co-sponsored webinar with the Boston Green Ribbon Commission on climate resiliency, was recently featured on a podcast episode of Resources Radio. The episode, entitled, "Sunken Treasures? Rising Waters and Historic Preservation" goes … Continue reading Resources Radio podcast episode on Climate Resiliency

MEMA Mapping Project – Draft open for Comments

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) relies on good information to adequately respond to local disasters. For larger disasters, that data is also key to determining Federal responses. COSTEP MA is extremely fortunate to have emergency management professionals from MEMA and the Boston Office of Emergency Management (Boston OEM) on our Executive Board. From their … Continue reading MEMA Mapping Project – Draft open for Comments

Feb 2: “Insurance Considerations for Cultural Institutions After Disasters” Webinar

Are you interested in learning about how to utilize your institution's insurance provider post-disaster?FAIC (Foundation for Advancement in Conservation) is pleased to host a free webinar titled "Insurance Considerations for Cultural Institutions After Disasters," on February 2, 2022 at 2 pm ET. Our speaker, Nicole Sheley, is the Director and Founder of NS International, an … Continue reading Feb 2: “Insurance Considerations for Cultural Institutions After Disasters” Webinar

New England Museum Association (NEMA) Risk Evaluation and Emergency Planning Course

The New England Museum Association (NEMA) is sponsoring an 8-part risk evaluation and emergency planning course in partnership with the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC). The 8-part course will incorporate weekly live discussion sessions over Zoom between January 18th and March 8th from 10-11am ET. The registration fee is $125 to attend. More details … Continue reading New England Museum Association (NEMA) Risk Evaluation and Emergency Planning Course