Providing collection care, preservation and conservation treatment services to collectors and collecting institutions.
The A.R.K.: A Recovery Kit. Based on emergency personnel's incident command system, the A.R.K. is used by museums throughout Minnesota. Created to assist disaster recovery, the A.R.K. leads staff through the first 24 hours of a musem disaster. Applicable to any disaster, the kit provides six laminated position description cards with fill-in resource lists on each, five collection recovery posters, name tags, permanent marker and recovery priority cards. Packaged in a waterproof envelope. The kit should be kept in one to three staff members' cars, so it is immediately accessible.
Steal This Handbook is a comprehensive book covering emergency preparedness and response for every conceivable type and scale of disaster on historic and non-historic materials. Written by the Southeastern Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museums, we purchase it before it is bound and have it punched to fit in a three ring binder. Adding dividers, it becomes an instant addition to an institutional emergency response plan. Response professionals can add useful articles to the enormous amount of recovery information already provided in the book.
Before Disaster Strikes: Prevention, Planning, and Recovery - Caring
for Your Personal Collections in the Event of Disaster by Priscilla O-Reilly Lawrence. A pamphlet designed by the Historic New
Orleans Collection for homeowners and collectors to help them prevent damage in the event of a disaster. Includes resource lists and illustrations.
The Super Wipe Sponge These extraordinary synthetic PVA sponges
have an open-celled structure that is most like natural sea sponge. It
absorbs more than natural sponges and won’t tear. The unique, uniform
cell structure acts as a holding chamber for liquid. Chamois-type sponges
can pick up liquids 5 to 10 times faster than other natural or synthetic
products. PVA sponges are not affected by gasoline, oils, most solvents,
acids, inks and most household chemicals. Sponge comes damp in a
plastic bag in a hard plastic storage tube.
CCI Tech Bulletin #18 Fire Prevention Programs for Museums by Paul Baril
CCI Tech Bulletin #19 Security Hardware and Security System Planning for Museums by Wayne Kelly
Links to related information on other sites:
Terms - Glossary of Disaster Terms
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Pioneer Emergency Preparedness Links
(Disaster) Preparedness initiatives for library staff
Disaster planning literature
Emergency Preparedness and Response (Library of Congress links)
What is an Emergency? What is a Disaster?
solinet Disaster Mitigation & Recovery Resources
solinet Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Internet Resources
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery: Selected Bibliography
Disaster Recovery Services & Supplies
Contents of a Disaster Plan
Disaster Planning Process
Disaster Prevention & Protection Checklist (PDF)
Emergency Services Checklist
In-House Supply Stockpile Checklist (PDF)
|--Getting Prepared--|--Planning--|--Kits--|--Staff Training--|
|--Recovery--|--Staff and Psychology--|--Flood--|--Mold--|--War--|
|--Earthquake--|--Fire--|--Volcanoes--|--High Winds--|--Bibliography and Links--|
|--Care by Type--|--Pest Control--|--Security--|--Long Range Planning--|--Emergency Preparedness--|