National Heritage Responders to Offer Free Workshop in Wilmington on Oct. 2

The Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, N.C. will host a free workshop for collecting institutions, collectors, and artists who were affected by Hurricane Florence on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The workshop will be led by members of the National Heritage Responders, trained volunteer conservators and collections care professionals who assess damage and initiative salvage of cultural collections after disasters.

If you are interested in attending please reserve a spot by going to https://florencerecoverynhr.eventbrite.com.

Workshop instructors have responded to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Super Storm Sandy, Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Maria. The program will cover basic principles of salvaging items that have been damaged by water and mold, with a focus health and safety. Programming will feature demonstrations and take-home resources.

The National Heritage Responders are supported and managed by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation. Funding for this workshop has been generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

All cultural institutions affected by Hurricane Florence are encouraged to contact the National Heritage Responders for support:

• Call the 24-hour hotline at 202.661.8068 for free advice by phone

• Institutions in the greater Wilmington area may call the hotline to arrange for a volunteer team to come to the site at no cost. Teams can complete a damage assessment and help organize salvage operations. You may also request a site visit by completing the form at: https://goo.gl/forms/rGzfjgtKsAZ08Vdw1

 

 

About the Cameron Art Museum

The Cameron Art Museum provides a cultural gathering place which enriches the lives of museum visitors and our community through high quality exhibitions, dynamic public programs, unique events and educational opportunities in the visual and performing arts. Learn more by visiting www.cameronartmuseum.org

 

About FAIC

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that advance the conservation profession nationally and internationally while promoting understanding of our global cultural heritage. Learn more about FAIC at www.conservation-us.org/foundation