‘Ohio’ Headline Archives

“Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Active Shooter Situations – Arts and Cultural Community Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery”

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by Jessica Unger | AFR, Ohio

Northeast Ohio Alliance for Response presents:
“Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Active Shooter Situations – Arts and Cultural Community Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery”


This year we are fortunate to have Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS and Project Director for Performing Arts Readiness, presenting a program on planning for risks and disasters affecting institutional collections.


We see wildfires, earthquakes, riots, and active shooter situations on the news, and cannot ignore the possibility of a disastrous event happening at our own organization. At the same time across the country, experts are saying that the speed with which libraries, museums, archives and the arts are recovering from hurricanes Harvey and Irma is much faster than with previous regional disasters, and collaboration is the key!


Tom will talk about a variety of new initiatives for disaster preparedness and recovery which focus on working across the Arts and Cultural Heritage communities. The presentation will include information on a variety of grants available to your community for both disaster planning and recovery. The session also includes facilitated discussion on developing disaster plans and networks.


October 24, 2017
10:30 AM – Noon
ICA will provide coffee and donuts for the program. Afterwards, stay and enjoy a brief tour of interesting projects in our labs. You are then welcome to join the group for lunch across the street at Saucy Brew Works. (link: https://www.saucybrewworks.com/)


ICA – Art Conservation
2915 Detroit Rd
Cleveland, OH 44113

Please note: the entrance to our lab facility is in the rear of the building off Church Ave, across from the Transformer Station. Look for our blue door. ICA does not have its own parking lot, and the Transformer Station prohibits parking in their lot except for those visiting their museum. Free parking is available on the streets throughout our neighborhood.


Museums, historical societies, libraries, archives, and performing arts organizations.


Free! There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Please RSVP by October 20th to Stephanie Petcavage, Program Associate, so that we may adequately accommodate the group. Contact Stephanie via phone at (216) 658-8700, or email to spetcavage@ica-artconservation.org.

“When Disaster Strikes” Presentation

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by Jessica Unger | AFR, Ohio

On May 2, 2013, Polygon Specialist Summer Street gave a presentation entitled “When Disaster Strikes.” This presentation utilized two case studies to outline the proper protocol surrounding emergency response procedures for documents and books. The cases focused on massive floodwater intrusion in a records management facility and a library. Summer discussed the basics of document drying and restoration, techniques, and best practices for successful recovery. The annual meeting followed with a discussion of dPlan and roundtable reporting/discussion of each institution’s disaster planning progress.

Digital Media: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Posted on: October 21st, 2010 by Jessica Unger | Ohio

On October 18, 2010, the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Alliance for Response was pleased to welcome nearly fifty participants to a free, half-day symposium entitled, “Digital Media: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery.” A summary of the meeting held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is available here.


Ohio AFR Meeting

Posted on: April 15th, 2010 by Jessica Unger | Ohio

The meeting, held at the International Women’s Air and Space Museum, discussed Heritage Preservation’s REPP (Risk Evaluation and Planning Program) project, AFR programming, and new leadership. Meeting minutes are available here.

Fire! Recent Trends in Suppression and Mitigation

Posted on: April 6th, 2009 by Jessica Unger | Ohio

The Northeast Ohio Alliance for Response organized a panel discussion that covered various aspects of fire suppression and mitigation. The agenda is available here.