FAIC Earthquake Preparedness Webinar – May 30, 2024 1-2pm

As a part of their MayDay programming series, the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation will be hosting a webinar on earthquakes, their causes, and the effect that these natural phenomena can have on cultural heritage institutions. The webinar will feature a panel of experts to discuss these topics as well as a case study to … Continue reading FAIC Earthquake Preparedness Webinar – May 30, 2024 1-2pm

FAIC Emergency Preparedness and Salvage Wheel available as App!

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation's beloved Emergency Preparedness and Salvage Wheel is now available as an app on the Apple Store! Whether you are on the go or in the office when disaster strikes, this app will provide practical steps to aid your institution with identifying the various stages of disaster response and how … Continue reading FAIC Emergency Preparedness and Salvage Wheel available as App!

NEH Cultural and Community Resilience Grant: Applications Due 5/21/2024

Full description: https://www.neh.gov/program/cultural-and-community-resilience Application Deadline:May 21, 2024 Optional Draft Due:April 11, 2024 Maximum Funding:$150,000 The Cultural and Community Resilience grant program helps communities address the impacts of climate change and the COVID-19pandemic by safeguarding cultural resources and fostering cultural resilience through the identification, documentation, and/or collection of cultural heritage and community experience.

FREE Climate Change Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “Inundation District” – Thursday, March 21 @ 6pm at the JFK Library

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inundation-district-tickets-811597157947 Join the Kennedy Library for a screening of Inundation District, a new film exploring the implications of Boston’s decision to build the Seaport District along its coast at sea level, followed by a panel discussion about the threats of climate change with Joe Christo, Managing Director of the Stone Living Lab, Sanjay Seth, Chief of Staff and … Continue reading FREE Climate Change Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “Inundation District” – Thursday, March 21 @ 6pm at the JFK Library

A Climate Toolkit Workshop: The Inflation Reduction Act for Cultural Institutions Wed., Feb. 14; 3 – 4 p.m. EST; R.S.V.P. to Attend

RMI, Environment & Culture Partners and America is All In are excited to invite you to a Climate Toolkit Workshop focused on the Inflation Reduction Act. What is the IRA, and how can it help cultural institutions?The Inflation Reduction Act introduces groundbreaking opportunities for cultural nonprofits seeking funding avenues for clean energy projects and climate-positive … Continue reading A Climate Toolkit Workshop: The Inflation Reduction Act for Cultural Institutions Wed., Feb. 14; 3 – 4 p.m. EST; R.S.V.P. to Attend

Held in Trust June 2023 Report

Held in Trust (HIT) is a four-year collaboration between the National Endowment forHumanities (NEH) and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) toconsider how cultural heritage conservation and preservation must evolve to confrontpressing issues the United States faces today. See the report of their findings here: https://www.culturalheritage.org/docs/default-source/publications/reports/held-in-trust/held-in-trust-report.pdf

Winter Tips

With winter weather on its way in, we wanted to provide the COSTEPMA community with a few winterization tips and and storm safety materials in order to best protect your historic buildings and collections! Winterizing Historic Buildings: https://ccaha.org/resources/winterizing-historic-buildings Winter Storm Safety Tips: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/winter-storm-safety-tips ‘Strategies for storage and display areas’ section from CCI: https://www.canada.ca/en/conservation-institute/services/agents-deterioration/water.html Emergency Alert … Continue reading Winter Tips