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

Free Webinar: Disaster Health Information Resources from National Network of Libraries of Medicine

On August 28th at 2p, the following free webinar comes from Instructor Sarah Levin-Lederer and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine: Get ready for September and National Preparedness Month with NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families, friends and caregivers. Resources for special populations and those with special … Continue reading Free Webinar: Disaster Health Information Resources from National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Free Webinar on Reducing Fire Risks to Cultural Heritage Institutions

Tune in to a free webinar hosted by Connecting to Collections Care on identifying and reducing fire risks to your collections called "Don't Fan the Flames." It's scheduled for August 21, 2019, 2p. https://www.connectingtocollections.org/fires/ BIO: Presented by Donia Conn, Assistant Professor of Practice for the Simmons University School of Library and Information Science and independent … Continue reading Free Webinar on Reducing Fire Risks to Cultural Heritage Institutions

What we can learn from the 1986 Chicago Historical Society flooding

In 1988, Carole Turchan, the paper conservator of the Chicago Historical Society, published a recap of a tremendous flooding incident that affected her institution. View toward the museum. Burst water main. Check out her article, The Chicago Historical Society Flood: Recovery Analysis Two Years Later for details about the recovery. My takeaways from the article: … Continue reading What we can learn from the 1986 Chicago Historical Society flooding

Join us for a Special COSTEP MA Symposium

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will host a special COSTEP MA Symposium on September 10, 2019, from 10a to 2p in the Operations Room of their Headquarters in Framingham. Please join us for this FREE event presenting emerging best practices in Planning, Mitigation, and Response from colleagues in the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response … Continue reading Join us for a Special COSTEP MA Symposium

Draft Communications Policy & Guidelines

Blog posts Automatically posted to social. Commit to at least 1 post per month. Monthly summary of posts (whether it’s only one post, or more) via email. Topics discussed on the blog can include:  Educational / topics of interest to community in narrative formSpotlightsNews coverage of current events, topical informationTrainings, Workshops, Relevant events coming upReviews … Continue reading Draft Communications Policy & Guidelines

Disaster Planning Workshop recap with Pioneer Valley History Network

Submitted by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Preservation Specialist (& COSTEP MA co-chair) Evan Knight On June 15 I led a workshop on practical approaches to disaster planning, with attendees from historical societies and museums from all over Western Mass. The event was hosted by the Pioneer Valley History Network and held at the … Continue reading Disaster Planning Workshop recap with Pioneer Valley History Network

Communications Policy Drafts Need Your Help

An integral component in refreshing and reconnecting the COSTEP MA network is creating useful communications policies and norms. We draft a meaningful policy, we need your input. We invite contributors from cultural heritage institutions, including specialists in security, facilities, administration, collections, preservation, and conservation; and the emergency management communities, whether they're local, state, or federal. … Continue reading Communications Policy Drafts Need Your Help

COSTEP MA 2019

Refreshing and Reconnecting COSTEP MA In 2019, COSTEP has focused on three initiatives to move the organization forward: Website Redesign. Present in clearer and updated ways exactly what we aim to do. Currently in draft, not ready for release. Expected rollout in Summer 2019. Completed June 21, 2019! Welcome to the new website!Set Communications Policies … Continue reading COSTEP MA 2019