The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training and the Cane River Creole National Historical Park will be conducting the third in a series of workshops this summer related to disaster preparedness and response for museum collections. The Lower Mississippi River Delta Region is frequently threatened by natural disasters including hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes. It is important for the heritage of the region to ensure that the staff and stewards of these collections are prepared for natural and man-made disasters. The public is also encouraged to participate if they are interested in protecting personal collections of artifacts, archives, and heirlooms. These day-long workshops will cover the basics of pre-disaster preparedness and emergency response for collections recovery and stabilization for artifacts and archives. The target group for the workshop series includes small museums, archives, and other institutions in the Lower Mississippi River Delta region.
- Disaster Plans and Planning
- Safety and Personal Protective Equipment
- Museum Collections Management
- Case Study: The Bayou Folk Museum Kate Chopin House
- Site Visit and Hands-on Workshop
The upcoming workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches, LA with a field workshop at the site of the Bayou Folk Museum Kate Chopin House in Cloutierville, LA. Each workshop participant will receive a planning binder and the Heritage Preservation Disaster Combo: Field Guide and Wheel.