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AFR-PGH conducted its spring meeting on March 13. Following a presentation (“Housing & Storage for Cultural Heritage: How Do Storage Materials Perform Over Time and in Disasters?”) by local book and paper conservator Amy Williams, the group toured the new Preservation Lab at the main branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The group’s MayDay program is scheduled for May 9. Their speaker will be Mike Beach, assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, who has participated in large-scale disaster responses in Haiti and New Orleans. Elections for the 2014–15 Steering Committee will be held in June.
The Pittsburgh chapter of Heritage Preservation’s Alliance for Response decided to build a cache of disaster response supplies to be shared by humanities organizations in the greater Pittsburgh region, as well as hold a disaster response training workshop. Read more here about this project funded by the NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions program.
AFR Pittsburgh held its fall meeting at The Mattress Factory Art Museum. The group toured the museum’s archival storage area and offered advice. In addition, the group learned about winterizing collections.
New Steering Committee Chair Miriam Meislik and Marketing/Membership Committee Chair Miranda Nixon attended the Alliance for Response National Leadership Institute in Denver. Read Miranda Nixon’s notes.
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