Minneapolis – St. Paul


The Twin Cities Alliance for Response initiative is an educational forum to foster cooperative responses to disasters and emergencies at the museums, libraries, historical societies, and archives of the seven-county metropolitan region of Minneapolis and St. Paul. With presenters and representatives from its first responder communities (fire, police, Homeland Security, and National Guard) and its cultural institutions, a new integration of strategies, best practices, and cooperative agreements are being identified and established.



Colin Turner


Resources developed by AFR Twin Cities

Prepare Before Meeting with Your Local Responders (PDF)


Twin Cities Kick-off Forum

February 1, 2013

Minneapolis Institute of Arts


Agenda (PDF)

Summary (PDF)

Participant List (PDF)

Forum Notes (PDF)


PowerPoint Presentations

Opening Remarks, Colin Turner, Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC)

Risks, Threats and Hazards of Tomorrow, John Fruetel, Minneapolis Fire Department

Insurance and Emergency Response, Sue Schuster, Travelers – Inland Marine

Minnesota National Guard, SFC David Whaley, Minnesota National Guard

Collection Management: Museum First Responders, Ross Guthrie, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

When Disaster Strikes, Summer Street, Polygon

Building a Network, Lt. Jeff Rugel, Minneapolis Police Department

Closing Remarks, Colin Turner, MACC


PowerPoint presentations are not for publication.

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October 30, 2013

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