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Disaster Planning Program in Chicago- Save the Date!

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  • Hortz Stanton, Laura
    Apologies in advance for cross postings. Plan for Emergencies to Avert Disasters! - Save the date: May 3, 2011 in Chicago PREPARING FOR THE UNEXPECTED:
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 3, 2011

      Apologies in advance for cross postings.


      Plan for Emergencies to Avert Disasters! - Save the date: May 3, 2011 in Chicago 




      Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts


      CHICAGO, IL – MAY 3, 2011                             

      Hosted by:                                           

      The Newberry Library


      Cosponsored by:

      Chicago Area Conservation Group (CACG)



      Emergencies don’t have to become disasters! Participants in this one-day program will learn how to safeguard their collections by preparing for the unexpected. Sessions will address:


      §  Assessing vulnerabilities

      §  Disaster planning

      §  Crisis communication

      §  Evaluating and mitigating risks to staff and collections

      §  Prioritizing collections

      §  Working with first responders before disaster strikes


      In addition, there will be a disaster scenario exercise and interactive sessions on the “exercising” of disaster plans and staff training.


      This program is intended for staff charged with collections care, including executive directors, librarians, archivists, curators, collections managers, conservators, stewards of historic house museums, and for staff responsible for the safety of collections and buildings, such as site, security and facility managers.


      To encourage institutions to register staff involved in both collections care and safety and security, CCAHA is offering a reduced registration fee to a second participant from the same institution.


      Nick Artim, PE, Director, Heritage Protection Group

      Julie Page, Co-Coordinator, California Preservation Program (CPP) and Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)



      $95         CCAHA & CACG members

      $110       Non-members

      $85         2nd registrant from same institution


      Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available on our website at:  www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar


      The Academy of Certified Archivists will award five Accreditation Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this program. For more information, go to: www.certifiedarchivists.org.


      Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

      To learn more about CCAHA and its programs and services, please visit our website at www.ccaha.org.


      QUESTIONS?  Call 215-545-0613 or email pso@...




      Director of Preservation Services

      264 S. 23RD STREET

      PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103

      t 215.545.0613 f 215.735.9313



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