Not sure how many of my readers are concerned with this topic, but the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC is hosting this event:
National Conference on Cultural Property Protection, March 26-27, at the Warner Bros. Theater, NMAH (Archived agenda.)
Please join the Office of Protection Services (OPS) and the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Collections and Interdisciplinary Support (DUSCIS) for the National Conference on Cultural Property Protection, March 26-27, 2015, at the Warner Bros. Theater, National Museum of American History.
The National Conference on Cultural Property Protection offers insight and proven solutions for new and seasoned professionals in the field of cultural property protection. Rooted in security, programming embraces an interdisciplinary focus on cultural heritage protection and preservation.
This year’s exciting agenda includes several Smithsonian presenters and topics such as: disaster resilience thinking, integrated emergency planning, lessons learned during real-life active shooter scenarios, and more.
Registration is just $275, and includes meals and evening networking opportunities.
Please see our website for the complete agenda and to register: www.natconf.si.edu
Questions? Please contact Donna Taylor in Office of Protection Services, (202) 633-5647 (3-5647) or TaylorD@si.edu.
Be sure to read the comments from readers below for additional resources.
I did not know that. It figures since Univ. of DE also has a Disaster Research Center.
Some years ago I was told the Getty Museum in Los Angeles was highly skilled at protecting art works from earthquake.
The Getty wrote an excellent book called Building an Emergency Plan, about 10-15 years ago. It is really helpful for institutions covering all angles, from building a planning team to response and recovery case studies. It is available online as a free PDF. http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_resources/pdf_publications/pdf/emergency_plan.pdf
Thanks, that is helpful. At 280 pages,that is quite a substantial guidance document!
For those who aren’t aware of it, the University of Delaware has an excellent program aimed at protecting all of its collections, and for speeding recovery after a crisis. A model for institutions of higher ed.