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Workshops on disasters

From: Kelly Ferguson <kferguson>
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007
2 Workshops on disasters
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Classroom II
Kress Wing Entrance
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104

    "From Vulnerable to Vigilant:
    Disaster Mitigation for Cultural Collections: Risk Assessment
    and Crisis Communication"
    Thursday, May 10, 2007

    "Protecting Cultural Collections: Emergency Preparedness and
    Response"
    Friday, May 11, 2007

8:45am - 9:15am         Registration and Refreshments
9:15am - 5pm            Program

The Kress Wing Entrance is located on the southeast side of the
building across from the University Museum Parking Garage.
(Directions will be included in registration materials.)

Cosponsored be the University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology and CCAHA.

Disaster Mitigation for Cultural Collections:
Risk Assessment and Crisis Communication

    Conducting a vulnerability analysis and risk assessment gives
    institutions the vital information necessary to help minimize
    the likelihood of a disaster. In this workshop, participants
    will learn how these tools fit into an institution's emergency
    planning and how to conduct an analysis of risk and
    vulnerability, essential for evaluating the types of emergencies
    that could affect collections. A presentation by a crisis
    communications expert will be included to address public
    relations strategies for emergency situations.

    Speakers:

        Julie Page, lead speaker
        Michael Smith

Protecting Cultural Collections: Emergency Preparedness and Response

    Participants in this workshop will learn how to assign
    responsibilities for key emergency preparedness roles, write or
    update an emergency plan, use practical decision-making skills
    during an emergency, set pre- and post-disaster action
    priorities for collections, and "exercise" their institutions'
    emergency plans. There will also be discussion of projects of
    the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, including Alliance
    for Response, an initiative to build partnerships with emergency
    responders in Philadelphia and other U.S. cities. New national
    programs and resources inspired by Hurricane Katrina will be
    described and participants will be introduced to the Field Guide
    to Emergency Response, a new publication and video that is
    designed to help staff organize disaster response functions and
    tackle common threats to collections.

    Speakers:

        Julie Page, lead speaker
        Michael Smith

Attending both workshops is not required, however it is recommended.
Individually, the workshops will provide valuable information;
together they will provide a framework to help institutions
understand, address, and prepare for emergencies.

These workshops are intended for staff who are involved in
collections care activities or have responsibility for the safety of
collections, including librarians, archivists, curators, collections
managers, stewards of historic house museums, site and facility
managers, and security and safety staff.  Disaster planning
encompasses all facets of an institution's operations and requires
the involvement of all staff. Therefore, sending more than one
person from an institution is encouraged.

Speakers:

    Julie Page, the lead speaker for both workshops, is Preservation
    Librarian for the University of California, San Diego Libraries,
    and coordinator for the statewide California Preservation
    Program and SILDRN (San Diego/Imperial County Libraries Disaster
    Response Network).  She is a trainer for the American Institute
    for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) NEH-funded
    Emergency Response for Cultural Institutions program, and has
    presented workshops for the American Library Association,
    Special Libraries Association, California Libraries Association,
    National Conference on Cultural Property Protection, and the
    Heritage Emergency National Task Force.

    Michael Smith, Ph.D., is Director of La Salle University's
    graduate program in Professional Communication and teaches
    undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations,
    organizational communication, and conflict.  Smith has taught in
    La Salle's Master's programs in Prague and Athens.  He has also
    worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations and as a
    trainer for La Salle University's Nonprofit Center

    Jane Long, Vice President for Emergency Programs at Heritage
    Preservation, has served as director of the Heritage Emergency
    National Task Force since it was formed in 1995 by Heritage
    Preservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. She is
    co-author of Heritage Preservation's book, Caring for Your
    Family Treasures and has served as special projects coordinator
    for the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

For information about CCAHA and for additional workshop registration
forms, please see <URL:http://www.ccaha.org>.

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and
Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and
educational programming, advances understanding of the world's
cultural heritage. The Museum is committed to research excellence,
scientific and ethical integrity, and the highest standards of
preservation and documentation of sites and collections.

This workshop is partially subsidized through funding from the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Independence
Foundation.

Note: Lunch is not provided. There are local restaurants and an
on-site cafe.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 26, 2007
Refunds will be given until two weeks prior to the workshop date.

If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA three weeks prior to
the program so that accommodations can be made.

Please send completed registration form and fee to:

    Preservation Services Office
    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
    264 South 23rd Street
    Philadelphia PA 19103

    Registration form:

    Please check the workshop/s you plan to attend

         Disaster Mitigation for Cultural Collections: Risk
         Assessment and Crisis Communication Thursday, May 10, 2007

         Protecting Cultural Collections: Emergency Preparedness and
         Response Friday, May 11, 2007

     Registration Fee and Payment:

         1 day
             $90.00 CCAHA member fee enclosed
             $100.00 Non-member fee enclosed

         2 days
            $180.00 CCAHA member fee enclosed
            $200.00 Non-member fee enclosed

        Check made payable to CCAHA
        Visa (complete information below)
        MasterCard (complete information below)

        Credit Card Number
        Expiration Date

        Name as it appears on credit card

     Some of the following information will be distributed to workshop
     participants.

        Name (Mr./Ms.)
        Job Title
        Institution
        Address
        Address
        Phone
        Fax
        E-Mail

Kelly Ferguson
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
215-545-0613
Fax: 215-735-9313


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