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 the Scituate Historical Society! Thank you and Congrats! Below is their note about their disaster risks and how the Kit may help.

Their Archivist writes:

The Scituate Historical Society is located in a town that is subject to severe weather that may result in power outages, wind and other storm damage; the building is over 100yrs old and is of wood-frame construction. We do not have generators or automatic fire suppression. Thank you for having this giveaway – I’ve long wanted one for our headquarters.