Here are several web resources. Some may link to duplicative sites because they cover some of the same information. 


National Heritage Responders – 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, vendors and the public. Volunteers can provide advice and referrals by phone at the number. Need assistance now due to a disaster?Call NHR 202.661.8068, available 24/7.:  National Heritage Responders

Council of State Archivists (COSA) – Emergency preparedness is critical for archives and records centers.  CoSA’s self-directed online courses help state archives and other institutional users continue improvement of their preparedness and training programs.: COSA Emergency Preparedness

Arts Ready, an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.

American Alliance of Museums – Developing a Disaster Preparedness/Response Plan policy guidelines: AAM Reference Guide


AIC Disaster Recovery several resources on one page: AIC resources

National Park Service, Conserveogram for Salvage at a Glance Paper-Based Collections: NPS Conservogram PDF

National Park Service, Conserveogram for Salvage at a Glance Non-Paper based Archival Collections: NPS Conserveogram Non-Paper Based PDF

Film Collections: First Aid for Water Damaged Film National Film and Sound Archive of Australia: NFSA Film First Aid

National Film and Sound Archive Australia’s Living Archive: Collection Emergency Management and Response Plan

National Film and Sound Archive Australia’s Living Archive: Fire Affected Video Tapes PDF

Disaster Recovery of Tapes in Flooded Areas AMIA: Recovery of Film in a flooded or wet area PDF

National Park Service Conservogram for Object Collections:  NPS Object Collections Conservogram

North East Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Preservation Leaflet Series, Emergency Management: NEDCC Leaflet Series


American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Recordings of webinars on salvage:  AIC Library of Conservation and Salvage Video Recordings

Field Guide for Emergency Response Series on Collections salvage:  Field Guide Series 16 YouTube Videos

Greater Western Library Alliance Preservation Workshop Hands-on salvage of coated paper: GWLA Workshop on Interleaving Wet Coated Paper

Preserve Australia Salvage videos by conservators: Preserve Australia 8 Salvage Instructional Videos

Australian National Film and Sound Archives – Mick Newnham video for Washing and Handling Wet Film: Mick Newnham Instructional Video

The University of Delaware How to restore flood-damaged photos:  University of Delaware Instructional Video

Zentrum für Bucherhaltung GmbH (ZFB) A representative from a paper preservation company in Leipzig, Germany explains vacuum freeze-drying: Video on Vacuum Freeze Drying

Archives Society of Alberta: Handling Wet Paper: Handling Wet Paper

Archives Society of Alberta: Packing Wet Records: Packing Wet Records

Archives Society of Alberta: Drying Wet Records: Drying Wet Records


Society of American Archivists Disaster Response and Recovery Resources: SAA Disaster Relief and Recovery

Historic Structures: National Park Service: Disaster Recovery Grants


American Industrial Hygiene Association Health and Safety Issues In Natural Disasters: AIHA Health and Safety Issues in a Natural Disaster

EPA Guide to Mold Mediation: EPA Guide to Mold Remediation in Institutional Buildings

Institutional Pests and Pest Problems – Museum Pests:



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