The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training and the Cane River Creole National Historical Park will be holding a series of workshop this summer on disaster preparedness and response for collections in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The Delta Region faces natural disasters frequently from hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes to name a few. It is important for the history of the area to ensure that the staff of these collections are prepared for natural disasters that frequent the area.
These day long workshops will cover the basics of pre-disaster preparedness and response for collections recovery and stabilization for artifacts and documents. The workshops are targeted towards small museums, collections and institutions in the Delta Region.
The topics discussed during the workshop will be:
-Personal Protective Equipment
Participants will also get the chance to participate in an interactive drill to provide hands-on experience.
The next two workshops are quickly approaching and space is limited so please register early! There will be a workshop on July 23rd at the Tunica Museum in Tunica, MS and we will be holding one the following day at the MacArthur Museum of Military History in Little Rock, AR on July 24th. Registration cost is $25 and will cover the cost of lunch. Each workshop participant will also receive a planning binder to help them start preparing their collections and Heritage Preservation’s Disaster Combo: Field Guide and Wheel.
One Museum Blvd.
Tunica, MS, 38676
July 24, 2013
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
503 East 9th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Funding for these workshops was provided by the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative.