Posts Tagged ‘Georgia Archives’

HERA Marks MayDay with a Salvage Workshop

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 by Jessica Unger | Atlanta, GA

Every year, libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations set aside May 1 to participate in MayDay. Next month, the AFR Atlanta network, HERA (Heritage Emergency Response Alliance), will mark MayDay with an all-day wet salvage recovery workshop at the Georgia Archives. This hands-on workshop, taught by collections conservator and AIC-CERT member Ann Frellsen, will give participants experience in dealing with the aftermath of water damage and the recovery of waterlogged materials. Visit HERA’s website for more information.


Beginning this year, the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC), is leading the charge to get organizations to do one thing for emergency preparedness. In the works are disaster preparedness tips and a free May 1 Connecting to Collections Care webinar, “What Next? Emergency Response and Recovery for Small and Mid-sized Institutions.”


Visit the new home of the MayDay initiative for more information. Join the MayDay Movement!

HERA Spring Program

Posted on: April 25th, 2012 by Jessica Unger | Atlanta, GA

HERA is planning a spring program on April 25, 2012, at the Woodruff Library on the Emory University Campus. Katy Malone of will speak about her organization’s program, a web-based emergency preparedness platform designed for arts and cultural organizations. Following this presentation will be a discussion on the various types of fire suppression systems commonly used. Chris Paton, Archivist at the John Bulow Campbell Library of Columbia Theological Seminary, will elaborate on the FM-200 system. Staff from the Georgia Archives and Emory University Libraries will also share their experience with the Ansul Sapphire system. For more information, please contact Merri Torre at

HERA Meeting on ICS and IPER

Posted on: May 20th, 2011 by Jessica Unger | Atlanta, GA

HERA met on Friday, May 20th, 2011, at the Georgia Archives for a discussion about the Incident Command System (ICS) and the Intergovernmental Preparedness of Essential Records (IPER) project. Guest speakers included David Carmicheal, Director of the Georgia Archives, who covered ICS training for cultural institutions, the subject of his newest book; and Irene VanBavel, Program Officer for IPER, who reported on the nation-wide successes of this project.

Disaster Recovery and Insurance Issues

Posted on: April 21st, 2010 by Jessica Unger | Atlanta, GA

HERA held its semi-annual meeting at the Georgia Archives on the above topic.

HERA Business Meeting

Posted on: July 28th, 2009 by Jessica Unger | Atlanta, GA

The HERA meeting included a round robin of member news and updates, brainstorming topics for future programs, and a discussion about administration and governance of HERA. Minutes of the meeting held at the Georgia Archives are available here.