THANK YOU to the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) for the opportunity to distribute 8 Collections Recovery Kits to our COSTEP MA community! Made possible by their Emergency Microgrant program.

COSTEP MA Exec Board invited interested cultural institutions to complete the following:

  • 1.  Subscribe to our Email list.
  • 2. Create a listing in the Mass Emergency Management Agency’s Cultural Heritage Facilities Survey (
  • 3. Write a short note (at least 1 paragraph) to COSTEP MA about your institution’s disaster risks and how the disaster kit may help. To post it on our blog, photographs welcome.
  • 4. Join at least 1 COSTEP MA Exec Board meeting to say hello.

Another awardee that satisfied the requirements is Erving Public Library! Thank you and Congrats! Below is their note about their disaster risks and how the Kit may help.

Their Director writes:

The 2 Care Drive Erving Public Library is a $5 million dollar building that is three years old. The staff anticipate that weather events will be the most likely disaster to affect the building in the near future. Since the building and location are new for the library, the disaster kit would prepare us for some of the risks we may encounter but are not yet aware of. Library collections (primarily paper and electronic materials) are particularly vulnerable to water damage, which the kit would assist us with managing if a water disaster would occur.