Ask a Conservator: Emergency Management

Wednesday, June 23 at 5 pm ET
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Cultural heritage is not renewable. If books, documents, pieces of art, or any other ephemera are destroyed in a fire, for example, they are likely lost forever. Librarians and archivists have a long history of responding to and preparing for the kinds of emergencies and disasters, both natural and human-inflicted, that threaten these important resources for economic development and tourism, as well as knowledge, creativity, and a sense of historically connected identity.

In our next "Ask a Conservator" program, Nora Lockshin, senior conservator, and Katie Wagner, senior book conservator, will share how they plan for and respond to potential emergency situations that could pose risks to the safety of our precious collections at the Smithsonian and those of our fellow cultural institutions around the country. They’ll also discuss how they are called on to assist with protecting and recovering cultural heritage around the world. And as always, there will be plenty of time for your questions!

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This program will be recorded and made available following the event. You will find it on this page and on our YouTube channel.

Thank you to our generous sponsor of this program!
In recognition of Maureen Conners
from the Conners, Morgan, Harrigan, and Boyd Family