Free Online Forum with a Preservation Specialist, March 18

Best Practices - Emergency Preparedness Forum: March 18, 2020, at 2p Join Samantha Forsko, Preservation Specialist, CCAHA, for a free forum where she will address all of your emergency preparedness questions such as:- How do you get started emergency planning for your cultural heritage organization?- What are the components of a good emergency preparedness and … Continue reading Free Online Forum with a Preservation Specialist, March 18

“Stemming the Tide” Conference: Wash D.C., March 5-6

Global Strategies for Sustaining Cultural Heritage Through Climate Change (March 5-6, 2020 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC) Climate change has become one of the most significant and fastest growing threats to people and their cultural heritage around the globe. Yet cultural heritage sites and collections can also serve as an invaluable source … Continue reading “Stemming the Tide” Conference: Wash D.C., March 5-6

Free Webinar for regional Alliance for Response networks: Mapping our Cultural Resources

Take note of the following note from the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation's Emergency Programs Coordinator Jessica Unger: "I'm excited to share that, with support from NEH, we'll be offering a free webinar for the AFR community about mapping cultural resources.  The program will take place on Wednesday, February 19th from 2:00-3:00 pm EST and … Continue reading Free Webinar for regional Alliance for Response networks: Mapping our Cultural Resources

Beginning This Week! Alliance for Response Winter Webinar Series

The Foundation for the Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) is hosting a free, four-part Alliance for Response Winter Webinar Series, open to all. *Note All Webinars scheduled from 2p-3p; participants will need to create an account with AIC/FAIC in order to register.* December 18th: "Beyond the Plan: Maintaining a Culture of Preparedness" with Valerie Marlowe. This … Continue reading Beginning This Week! Alliance for Response Winter Webinar Series

New COSTEP MA content: “Addressing Climate Change”

Last month, we compiled and published content that may help inform and support your efforts to mitigate risks to your collections from climate change impacts. The Addressing Climate Change page is modest but growing, and we welcome your help! Understanding "Resilience" for cultural organizations is an important topic we're committed to support. Understanding what it … Continue reading New COSTEP MA content: “Addressing Climate Change”

1955 flooding at Old Sturbridge Village and Hurricane plans

Several staff members were also stranded in the flooded Village for a few days. After the hurricane, the bridge was moved about 100 yards to its present location in the Village. This image was taken on August 23, 1955. #ThrowbackThursday #TBT pic.twitter.com/OTRLILInXb— OldSturbridgeVillage (@oldsturbridge) August 22, 2019 err typos! hit *by* hurricanes.— Andrew Robb (@anosro) … Continue reading 1955 flooding at Old Sturbridge Village and Hurricane plans

COSTEP MA Resilience Symposium 2019: Program Information and Registration

COSTEP MA invites your registration to a special symposium this September 10th on disaster resilience and emergency preparedness for cultural heritage organizations. The event will be hosted by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) at their Headquarters in Framingham (400 Worcester Road (Route 9 East), Framingham, MA 01702). The half-day symposium program includes two exciting … Continue reading COSTEP MA Resilience Symposium 2019: Program Information and Registration