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Emergency Salvage and Recovery

The Alliance has compiled this set of emergency salvage and recovery-related resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Business Continuity

The Alliance Information Center Resource Library provides a number of links to Business Continuity resources to help museums recover business operations in the event of an emergency or disaster.


Other Resources

Disaster Response & Recovery

The National Heritage Responders (NHR) – formerly American Institute for Conservation – Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT), help recover cultural and historic artifacts damaged by earthquakes, hurricanes and other disaster response and recovery efforts.

Emergency Management Plan

The Department of the Interior Museum Program Emergency Management Plan template can be used by any institution to develop a plan for the protection of museum collections.

Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) created the Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network (PaCRN) to strengthen emergency preparedness at institutions throughout Pennsylvania through training and network-building. Beyond providing training to PA institutions this website includes a lot of useful planning resources.

Resources for Conservation Professionals

The Federation for the Advancement of Conservation’s CoOL website is a freely accessible platform for generating and disseminating resources for those working to preserve cultural heritage worldwide.

Salvage and Recovery

The Florida Association of Museums (FAM) offers these resources on developing emergency plans, that cover first response actions for the salvage and recovery of objects that are damaged by disasters. They cover various types of objects including archival items and other artifacts.

Statewide Heritage Emergency Partnership

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works provides resources and a partnership of cultural organizations to help when a major disaster occurs.

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