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MCASD (San Diego, CA 92101-3306)
Anne Marie Purkey Levine (Project Director: May 2009 to February 2011)
Kathryn Kanjo (Project Director: February 2011 to May 2012)

Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2010 – 1/31/2012

Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan

Funding supports the development of an emergency plan to protect the museum's diverse art collections spanning from 1950 to the present. Consultants will work with staff to perform a risk assessment and establish priorities. They will develop collection-specific response plans, recommend the purchase of supplies to implement the plans, consult with local fire and police departments, and conduct a fire extinguisher training and recovery drill with all museum staff.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) requests $6,000 in order to develop, test through drill, and integrate a Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan tailored for our diverse collection (4,060 objects). The result will be a single comprehensive disaster plan for the paintings, sculpture, multimedia works, photographs, and photographic and paper archives in our collection. The plan will outline a systematic prevention component recognizing the potential for both man-made and natural emergencies, especially those relevant to San Diego. We will purchase equipment and supplies to establish emergency caches needed to help staff deal effectively with emergencies. MCASD will retain consultants with expertise in emergency planning from the Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC), San Diego, who have long worked with MCASD on conservation and preservation issues. The project will be managed by MCASD Registrar and Collection Manager, Anne Marie Purkey Levine.