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Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance Workshop

Posted on: July 28th, 2016 by Jessica Unger | Texas

Explore the agenda for the upcoming workshop organized by TX-CERA, to be held on August 1 and 2 from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

TX-CERA Training To Be Held at MFA Houston Aug 1-2

Posted on: July 14th, 2016 by Jessica Unger | AFR, Texas

The MFAH will host an inaugural disaster response and recovery forum, led by Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance, on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday August 2. Library, archive, and museum professionals in Houston and the surrounding counties are invited to share expertise and resources in this unique partnership.

The 2-day workshop will focus on disaster response and recovery situations specific to the region, including hurricanes, tornadoes, and flash floods, and will show participants how to respond to such large-scale natural events to both protect and preserve the objects in their care and to connect to a larger network of national emergency management professionals. Day 1 will feature speakers from the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Belfor USA and others. Day 2 will focus on techniques and training for wet recovery salvage of heritage objects.


When: Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                     

Where: The American General Meeting Room / The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main Street / Houston, Texas 77005

Cost: $80.00, lunch provided. Free parking in MHAH parking lot.

Details: The MFAH is an experienced disaster management leader and advocate for protecting cultural heritage resources in the region.


The Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance (TX-CERA) is a statewide resource for cultural heritage and disaster management and part of the nationwide Alliance for Response program. Through a series of regional forums, it builds bridges between the cultural heritage and emergency response communities before disasters happen. Their programs lead to new partnerships, policies, and cooperative planning efforts.


Contacts: Steve Pine, Museum of Fine Arts, / Olivia Primanis, University of Texas, Austin, / Melanie Sanford, Textile Preservation Services of Texas –




TX-CERA Creation

Posted on: April 15th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | AFR, Texas

The State of Texas Alliance for Response Team (of Dallas) and the Galveston–Houston Area Alliance for Response have merged to become the Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance (TX-CERA). A new steering committee and advisory committee have been formed and new programming is planned. Thirty-five museum professionals from around the state have registered to be trained as collections first responders. The first training workshop will be held in Austin during the summer of 2014.