Wednesday, May 11, 2016

An Intro to Emergency Response and Recovery of Material Cultural Objects

Registration is now open for:

An Introduction to Emergency Response and Recovery of Material Cultural Objects
A Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance (TX-CERA) Sponsored Workshop

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to introduce participants to emergency response and recovery for material cultural objects in private and museum collections. Participants will learn protocols for responding to disaster scenes and working with local emergency responders. Health and safety issues associated with disasters and collection techniques associated with various types of material collections will also be covered. The day will end with a museum mock-disaster table-top exercise and a question/answer session with the instructors.

Building a Response Team
Entry into a Disaster Scene
Health and Safety Issues Associated with Disasters
Collections-Specific Salvage Techniques
Resources, connections and networking
Table top exercise

Instructors: Steve Pine, Jessica Philips and Melanie Sanford
Arrival at 8:30 am / Coffee to be served
Box Lunch included in registration fee
On-campus parking not included /

For further information please contact:
Steve Pine -
Jessican Phillips -
Melanie Sanford -

Willis Library, Room 250H - University of North Texas 1506 Highland Street, Denton, Texas 76203-5017
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