Workshop at Hillwood

Posted on Jun 27, 2017


Hillwood Library

Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning and Response (Part I and Part II)

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

One of the most important steps a cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness, response, and recovery. The two sessions are scheduled several weeks apart, in order to give attendees time to undertake several planning assignments. Participants will be asked to prepare a short assignment prior to the program and additional assignments between the sessions. By the end of the second session, participants will:

  • Develop and complete an emergency preparedness and response plan.
  • Learn how to train staff to implement the plan effectively.
  • Set pre-and post-disaster action priorities for collections.
  • Learn how to use practical decision-making skills during an emergency or disaster.
  • Have information on salvaging a variety of materials including books, documents, photos, and objects.

Workshop Details

Part I:  Oct. 3th  9:30– 4

Part 2: Nov. 14th 9:30- 4

Location: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave, Washington, DC 20008

Registration Fee: $130

Optional lunch:    $40 for two lunches (sandwich, chips and drink)

Registration fees include coffee breaks. Lunch for both sessions may be added for an additional fee of $40. Alternatively, participants are welcome to bring their own bagged lunch. Please note that in the time allotted participants will not be able to leave the Hillwood campus to purchase lunch.

Click here to Register or email MJ Hagan, Head of Collections Management/Registrar, Registration closes September 15th. Limited to 25 participants.

Workshop organized by Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens and presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts. This workshop is open to museum professionals and students.