An Atlanta area network dedicated to protecting cultural institutions from disaster:

The Heritage Emergency Response Alliance (HERA) is an affiliation of institutions and persons interested in preserving the cultural heritage in the Metro Atlanta area and serving as a resource to cultural institutions around the state. HERA comprises of a group of curators, archivists, librarians, preservation specialists, conservators, emergency management personnel, disaster recovery vendors, safety and security staff, and individuals with an interest in protecting cultural institutions and collections. You can contact us at

Steering committee:

Christine Wiseman, Co-Chair
Tina Seetoo, Co-Chair
Todd Lamkin, Education Co-Chair
Sigourney Smuts, Education Co-Chair
Kirsten Wehner, Chair of Membership
Jessica Leming, Chair of Communications

Organizations Include:

Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management
Atlanta History Center
Conservation Anthropologica
Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum
Emory University Libraries
FEMA Region IV
Fox Theatre
Fulton County Police Department
Georgia Archives
Georgia Baptist Convention
Georgia Capitol Museum
Georgia Emergency Management Agency
Georgia Institute for Technology Archives
Georgia Perimeter College
Georgia State University Archives & Special Collections
Hickory Hill & the Watson Brown Foundation
High Museum of Art
John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Morrow Fire Department
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
National Archives Southeast Region
Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center
Salvation Army Southern Historical Center

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