NYC AFR Two-Year Initiative Funded by New York Community Trust

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by Jessica Unger | AFR, New York City, NY

With generous funding from the New York Community Trust (NYCT), Heritage Preservation and Alliance for Response NYC have launched a two-year initiative to develop key tools to improve emergency communication within the New York cultural community and train and manage a local Heritage Response Team to respond to disasters at local institutions.To kick off this initiative, AFR NYC has launched a new Facebook page for announcements, useful links, tips, and articles. Please visit, “like,” and share!

NYCT funding has enabled AFR NYC to partner with a local web production firm to build a robust infrastructure that will support an online registry of local cultural organizations. Access to these resources will be provided through a new website, currently in development.

On October 7, 2013, AFR NYC will participate in a panel discussion at the New York Archives Week Symposium: Disaster Planning for Archives and their Communities at the Center for Jewish History. The panel is entitled The Impact of Cultural Collecting Institutions on Their Communities, and will be presented in conjunction with representatives from Philadelphia’s Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts. The co-chair of COSTEP MA will also participate on a panel entitled Preparing Emergency and Cultural Resources Personnel to Respond During and Following a Disaster.

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