March 20–22, 2018
The Addison Gallery of American Art is hosting a free three-day seminar and full-scale emergency response disaster training for the protection of cultural assets.
This comprehensive workshop will include presentations from conservators and first responders, as well as mock drills and scenarios, hands on training, and tabletop exercises. Participants will learn immediate methods for initial response, triage techniques for cultural property, procedures for recovery, and the critical measures to follow in the aftermath, including cleanup, mold removal, and business continuity. Gaining the proper understanding of response techniques to protect the cultural assets of an institution will help participants preserve these important collections for future generations. This conference is made possible by a grant from the Abbot Academy Fund.
This workshop is free of charge with meals included, and open to museum professionals. Participation is limited so please sign up early to reserve your place.
Print out a
registration form and complete and return it to the Addison Gallery via
fax: 978.749.4025; or
mail: Addison Gallery of American Art, Attn: Nick Haddon, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810
Day 1: Tuesday, March 20
Welcome and Introductions
Objectives for Workshop and Self-Assessment Exercise
Disaster Response - Case Studies Panel
Recovery & Rehabilitation - Vendor Panel
Why a Disaster Plan? - Presentation and Q&A
Triage and Prioritization – Presentation and Q&A
Information Processing Exercise
Day 2: Wednesday, March 21
Day 2 Introduction
Salvage of Artwork - Paintings
Mitigating Fire and Water Damage
Salvage of Books, Paper, and Audiovisual Materials
Integrated Pest Management
Disaster Response Training Stations
Day 3: Thursday, March 22
Live Scenarios Andover Fire Department
Live Fire Extinguisher Training
Q & A with the AFD Fire Chief Mansfield
Next Steps Boot Camp NEDCC
Addison Gallery Triage Scenario
Workshop evaluations and closing remarks
full schedule for more details.
The Addison Gallery has reserved a block of rooms at the
Andover Inn (across the street from the Addison Gallery) with a special rate of $189 plus taxes. Please call 978-775-4900 and mention the Addison when you make your reservation. The cutoff date for this special rate is February 20, 2018.
Additional area hotels
Please contact Nick Haddon at
or call 978.749.4143 with any questions.