COSTEP MA supporting Emergency Preparedness Month

In support of Massachusetts' Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Gov Baker's proclamation of September as Emergency Preparedness Month, COSTEP MA is participating in “30 Days 30 Ways: 30 Days of Preparedness”. This initiative breaks down emergency preparedness into simple steps residents can take in 30 days to be more prepared by the end of the … Continue reading COSTEP MA supporting Emergency Preparedness Month

Nantucket Preservation Symposium (virtual) – Sep 9 & 10

Rescuing History: Nantucket in Response to Rising Seas Click here for more information, click here to REGISTER. Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget comprise one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Our unique built and natural environment has long been recognized for its scenic beauty and historic and cultural importance. Yet, like … Continue reading Nantucket Preservation Symposium (virtual) – Sep 9 & 10

Establishing and Maintaining Emergency Supply Caches, webinar Sept 15

Wednesday, September 15th, 2-3 p.m. EDT  Register to attend for free at: https://learning.culturalheritage.org/products/establishing-and-maintaining-emergency-supply-caches The Foundation for the Advancement in Conservation is pleased to host representatives of two Alliance for Response Member Networks, for “Establishing and Maintaining Emergency Supply Caches.” Rachel Onuf, from the Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster and Resilience Network (VACDaRN), and Adrienne Berney, … Continue reading Establishing and Maintaining Emergency Supply Caches, webinar Sept 15

GRCx event Sept 14

The Boston Green Ribbon Commission Climate Action Exchange ("GRCx") is an interactive virtual program series designed to accelerate the implementation of the City of Boston's Climate Action Plan by providing high-quality, useful content on climate resilience and carbon mitigation to the Boston community. Links to recordings of past events are available. On September 14, 8:30a … Continue reading GRCx event Sept 14

Event Announcement, Sept 13 & 14 – KEEPING HISTORY ABOVE WATER: SALEM 2021

The City of Salem's Preservation Partners, together with Keeping History Above Water, a national initiative of the Newport Restoration Foundation, will host a two-day event in Salem focused on addressing climate change impacts to historic resources. "Preservation in a Changing Climate" September 13 & 14, 2021 Morse Auditorium at the Peabody Essex Museum (also virtual)Registration: … Continue reading Event Announcement, Sept 13 & 14 – KEEPING HISTORY ABOVE WATER: SALEM 2021

Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program now accepting applications

From the American Institute for Conservation (AIC)/Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) website: "The Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program provides small and mid-sized museums with partial funding toward a general conservation assessment. The assessment is a study of all of the institution's collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures … Continue reading Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program now accepting applications

Recent Smithsonian webinar

Conservators from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives shared information about how they plan for and respond to potential emergency situations for collections. They also discuss how they are called on to assist with protecting and recovering cultural heritage around the world, through the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, and answer audience questions. https://www.youtube.com/embed/AcqiYwlD8cw Links shared during the … Continue reading Recent Smithsonian webinar

2 *Free* Disaster Planning and Recovery Webinars from Texas Historical Commission

Check out the following two free webinars related to insurance for cultural collections! Brought to you by the Texas Historical Commission in conjunction with TX-CERA, the Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance. Learn more, and register here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXTHC/bulletins/2e26128. Disaster Planning: Obtaining Insurance and Managing Risk - Wednesday, June 16, 2:00 p.m. CT (11a ET). Ian Muise, … Continue reading 2 *Free* Disaster Planning and Recovery Webinars from Texas Historical Commission

Hurricane readiness: NOAA predicts another active Atlantic hurricane season for 2021

The month of June is fast approaching, and that means we are entering this year's hurricane season for New England and the East Coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a press release on May 20th outlining everything we need to know about the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Be sure to read NOAA's … Continue reading Hurricane readiness: NOAA predicts another active Atlantic hurricane season for 2021