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Monday, May 29 • 8:30am - 12:30pm
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The unpredictable impact of disasters on cultural heritage property and the community will challenge collection managers and conservators with even the best emergency response training. Salvage of collections requires quick thought and measured action under difficult circumstances, making our usual handling and treatment methods impractical. Conservators and allied professionals can, nevertheless, use their knowledge of materials and conservation strategies to make sound salvage decisions – if they remain calm, focused, and are prepared for the inevitable time and resource constraints of a disaster situation.

This workshop is designed to develop and hone salvage decision-making skills for conservators and allied professionals, with any level of prior emergency response training. The presentation by the three very experienced responders will lay a foundation for understanding the arc of immediate response to long-term recovery. Using provided tools and information sources, workshop participants will increase their ability to make resourceful, creative, and confident on-the-spot salvage decisions.

Cost: $89 

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Susan Duhl, [PA]

Conservator/Collections Consultant, Conservator/Collections Consultant/AIC CERT Working Group/AIC Emergency Committee
Susan is a Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation National Heritage Responder (FAIC -NHR) and on the Boards of FAIC Emergency Committee and FAIC-NHR Working Group.  Susan teaches Disaster Protection and Recovery worldwide, including Nepal and Greece. She responded... Read More →
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Robert Herskovitz, [PA]

Outreach Conservator, Minnesota Historical Society
Bob Herskovitz has been an objects conservator since 1975, first with the Arizona Historical Society and, since 1987, with the Minnesota Historical Society. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the Minnesota Historical Society Conservation Outreach Program... Read More →
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Ann Frellsen

Collections Conservator, Emory University Libraries
Ann Frellsen has just retired after nearly 27 years as the Book and Paper Collections Conservator for the Emory University Libraries. Her other specialties are training, disaster planning and response, and bookbinding.

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Emergency Committee

The charge of the committee to promote awareness and increase knowledge of the AIC membership in the areas of emergency preparedness, response and recovery for cultural heritage by: contributing to the production of articles (published or web-based), brochures and handouts which provide... Read More →
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National Heritage Responders

The National Heritage Responders (NHR) - formerly the American Institute for Conservation - Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) - responds to the needs of cultural institutions during emergencies and disasters through coordinated efforts with first responders, state agencies... Read More →

Monday May 29, 2017 8:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Acapulco Ballroom Level, West Tower
  2. Workshop, Emergency