Cultural Heritage Spaces and the Airborne Transmission of COVID-19

In the wake of the pandemic, cultural heritage organizations began researching its effect on collections, our ability to care for them, and the potential for surface contact transmission. The REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) research project launched in May 2020 to test the survival period of active SARS-CoV-2 on common surfaces found in library, … Continue reading Cultural Heritage Spaces and the Airborne Transmission of COVID-19

Association for Preservation Technology Northeast Annual Meeting & Symposium: “Disasters and How We Overcome Them” – Feb 26

APT Northeast is a chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology International encompassing New England, New York State, and northern New Jersey. Check out their exciting line up of speakers for their Annual Meeting and Symposium on Friday February 26th. $40 for APTNE members, $70 nonmembers. From https://aptne.memberclicks.net/upcoming-symposium: "Disasters come in various forms, whether they be … Continue reading Association for Preservation Technology Northeast Annual Meeting & Symposium: “Disasters and How We Overcome Them” – Feb 26

Upcoming Webinar, March 10th: “Incorporating Pandemic Preparedness in Institutional Emergency Plans”

The Conservation Center for Art & Historical Artifacts (CCAHA) is hosting a webinar titled: “Incorporating Pandemic Preparedness in Institutional Emergency Plans,” on March 10, 2021 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The speaker, Dyani Feige, is the Director of Preservation Services at CCAHA and works with libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations to conduct needs and … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar, March 10th: “Incorporating Pandemic Preparedness in Institutional Emergency Plans”

Incident Command System (ICS) study group: Applying ICS to your cultural institution

Recap from December's training COSTEP MA is currently hosting an informal, self-paced study group on learning the Incident Command System (ICS). To recap, in December we enrolled and completed ICS 100 training through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Our study group encourages participation at your own pace, so if you have not yet taken the … Continue reading Incident Command System (ICS) study group: Applying ICS to your cultural institution

Learn with COSTEP: A study group to apply the Incident Command System (ICS) to your cultural institution

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized approach to emergency response that has been in place at the local, state, and national levels since the 1970s. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), ICS is “the combination of procedures, personnel, facilities, equipment, and communications operating within a common organizational structure, designed to aid … Continue reading Learn with COSTEP: A study group to apply the Incident Command System (ICS) to your cultural institution

Upcoming Webinar, Dec 9th: “Health and Safety in Disasters”

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) is hosting a free webinar titled: “Health and Safety in Disasters,” on December 9, 2020 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The speaker, Dana Stahl, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with more than 20 years' experience managing health and safety programs in private industry and the public sector. Find … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar, Dec 9th: “Health and Safety in Disasters”