Disaster Recovery Procedures

This is a one day workshop is for those who already have a written disaster preparedness plan and need training in salvage and recovery procedures should a disaster strike.

The day will involve practical demonstrations and hands-on work for all participants in salvage procedures for most collection materials.

Areas covered include:

  • Setting up a recovery area
  • Preparing and using Action Sheets
  • When to contact a conservator
  • Recovery of water-damaged objects
  • Recovery of fire-damaged objects
  • Recovery of structurally damaged objects
  • Preparing objects for freezing
  • Preparing objects for travel/storage
  • Documentation of recovery
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