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FAIC (Washington, DC 20005-1704)
Jessica Unger (Project Director: May 2016 to October 2021)

Preservation and Access Education and Training
Preservation and Access

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Totals (outright + matching):
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 12/31/2019

Training for Emergency Preparation and Response for Humanities Collections

Three training workshops and a series of Web forums for cultural heritage managers and emergency response personnel as part of the Alliance for Response (AFR) program. Training would focus on three major metropolitan areas, with Web resources made available to existing AFR networks and the broader preservation community. Specific activities include: training 60 individuals in Miami and Seattle in emergency response for cultural collections; establishing a new AFR network in Washington, D.C.; and conducting national training through 12 90-minute webinars and the expansion of existing Web-based resources. AFR would also expand its current outreach to link major emergency management and first response associations with the cultural heritage community.

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) proposes to improve emergency preparation and response for humanities collections by training and developing response teams for cultural collections, offering training to create a new "Alliance for Response" (AFR) network, and providing continuing education programs on emergency preparation and response for collections.  Two volunteer response teams of up to thirty members each would be trained in cooperation with existing AFR networks in Miami and Seattle.  A training forum and follow-up activities to establish an Alliance for Response network in Washington, DC would reach up to 125 culture and emergency agency professionals.  A series of webinars, along with web forums and online resources, will support these efforts as well as increase sharing of expertise among existing AFR networks.