On September 19th and 20th, the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) held the two-day, in-person Massachusetts Heritage Responders Training at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Representatives from over thirty Massachusetts cultural heritage institutions gathered to learn how to assess building and collection damage, as well as how to plan a recovery strategy in the wake of a man-made or natural disaster.

As a part of their Climate Week initiative, NPR was present to observe the training, conduct interviews, and learn more about the National Heritage Responders volunteer network. Read their article covering the training here: https://www.npr.org/2023/10/07/1202637525/climate-change-solutions-heirloom-hotline