Libraries, archives, and museums must be prepared to protect people, collections, and facilities in the event of emergencies ranging from minor crises to community-wide disasters. This workshop will help participants prepare for and limit various types of damage through risk assessment, disaster planning, and recovery procedures. The workshop focuses on identifying hazards and developing the disaster plan, as well as basic response and recovery. Discussion will include salvage for textiles, paintings, objects, paper, and books. Intended primarily for museum and archives professionals, this workshop is also applicable to individuals caring for personal collections. The workshop includes a useful hands-on demonstration of salvage techniques for library and archival materials. As part of the learning experience, participants will take a special behind-the-scenes tour of environmental facilities at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
Rebecca Elder, Adjunct Preservation Field Services Officer, AMIGOS Library Services Imaging and Preservation Service for almost a decade, is a popular presenter for TAM programs. She received her MSIS and a Certificate of Advanced Studies for Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from the University of Texas at Austin, and has a significant amount of experience in preservation and conservation through her previous work at Harvard, the Center for American History in Austin, and the Smithsonian Institution. Currently she teaches both face-to-face and live online workshops in book repair, preservation, and emergency preparedness, and frequently conducts site surveys in a variety of cultural heritage institutions in her role with Amigos.
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (Oak Room)
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Fee: $45 per person includes box lunch and materials.
Please register early as space is limited to 30 persons. Advance registration is required.
Registration: Online only at the TAM website: Register Now!