Courtesy Massachusetts Archives/Jennifer Fauxsmith

Many resources are available to assist members of the cultural heritage and first responder communities in protecting valuable intellectual, aesthetic, and historic artifacts. These resources typically address one or more of the five phases of emergency management: prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.

Take advantage of the many print and online resources as you plan to address each of these five phases. Explore advice about creating disaster plans for cultural collections, options for local and online training, and opportunities to network with similar organizations. Deciding how to begin can be overwhelming. The following pages will provide you with quick access to organizations, publications, and websites that offer valuable insight and practical information.