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Saturday, May 14 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
(Workshop) Building Emergency Response and Salvage Decision Making Skills SOLD OUT

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$149 This workshop is designed to develop knowledge and skills in emergency response and salvage decision-making for conservation professionals working in any specialty with any degree of emergency response training. Through lectures, group exercises, and hands-on demonstrations and activities, workshop participants will learn from experienced colleagues with NHR (Formerly AIC-CERT) training and from each other, increasing their ability to contribute to collections salvage following disasters.

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Canadian Conservation Institute

The Canadian Conservation Institute advances and promotes the conservation of Canada's heritage collections through its expertise in conservation science, treatment and preventive conservation. CCI works with heritage institutions and professionals to ensure these heritage collections are preserved and accessible to Canadians now and in the future.
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National Heritage Responders Working Group

The National Heritage Responders (NHR) - formerly the American Institute for Conservation - Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) - responds to the needs of cultural institutions during emergencies and disasters through coordinated efforts with first responders, state agencies, vendors and the public.

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Susan Duhl

Conservator/Collections Consultant, Conservator/Collections Consultant/AIC CERT Working Group/AIC Emergency Committee
Susan is a Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation National Heritage Responder (FAIC -NHR) and is on the Boards of FAIC Emergency Committee and FAIC-NHR Working Group.  She responded to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012 – 2013.  As a National Heritage Responder,  Susan has deployed to mechanical malfunctions in historic houses and museums, and to NJ and NYC after Hurricane Sandy.  She... Read More →
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Ann Frellsen

Collections Conservator, Emory University Libraries
Ann Frellsen has been the Manager and Book and Paper Collections Conservator for the Emory Libraries Conservation Lab since 1990. Her other specialties are training, disaster planning and response, and bookbinding.

Robert Herskovitz

Outreach Conservator, Minnesota Historical Society
Bob Herskovitz has been an objects conservator since 1975, first with the Arizona Historical Society and, since 1987, with the Minnesota Historical Society.  He is responsible for the development and implementation of the Minnesota Historical Society Conservation Outreach Program, which provides advice and technical assistance to collections holdings organizations including archives, historical societies, libraries, museums as... Read More →
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Irene Karsten

Preservation Development Advisor, Canadian Conservation Institute
Irene Karsten has an MSc (1998) and PhD (2003) in Human Ecology with specialization in textile conservation science from the University of Alberta (Edmonton) as well as a Diploma in Art Conservation Techniques (1994) from Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. She was the Conservator for the Clothing and Textiles Collection at the University of Alberta from 2004 to 2009, and is currently a Preservation Development Advisor at the Canadian... Read More →

Saturday May 14, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency - Soprano

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