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Mar 12, 2021 | 12:00 PM-4:00 PM


Flooding Heritage: An Emergency Salvage Response Primer

Heritage, culture, and memory often live in objects. But objects are fragile and susceptible to damage from fire, water, and other hazards. How do museums, archives, and other repositories of physical objects salvage their materials when disaster strikes? How do you save heritage objects when floodwaters rise?

Two new Gallatin programs, WetLab and the Initiative for Critical Disaster Studies, are collaborating to help you find out. Join members of the British Columbia Heritage Emergency Response Network (BC HERN), a growing network of conservation and museum professionals who are trained to respond to localized collections-related emergencies, for a special workshop, limited to 20 students.

This four-hour workshop will combine a lecture on heritage emergency situations with hands-on experience of techniques for salvaging waterlogged objects. Participants will be sent materials and detailed instructions once they register, and BC HERN conservators will lead the four-hour workshop by Zoom.

Acquaint yourself with the salvage of museum and archival collections!Build confidence to engage emergency situations!Combine hands-on and Zoom learning!


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