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      “Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Active Shooter Situations – Arts and Cultural Community Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery”
      Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by Jessica Unger | AFR, Ohio

      Northeast Ohio Alliance for Response presents:
      “Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Active Shooter Situations – Arts and Cultural Community Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery”

      This year we are fortunate to have Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS and Project Director for Performing Arts Readiness, presenting a program on planning for risks and disasters affecting institutional collections.

      We see wildfires, earthquakes, riots, and active shooter situations on the news, and cannot ignore the possibility of a disastrous event happening at our own organization. At the same time across the country, experts are saying that the speed with which libraries, museums, archives and the arts are recovering from hurricanes Harvey and Irma is much faster than with previous regional disasters, and collaboration is the key!

      Tom will talk about a variety of new initiatives for disaster preparedness and recovery which focus on working across the Arts and Cultural Heritage communities. The presentation will include information on a variety of grants available to your community for both disaster planning and recovery. The session also includes facilitated discussion on developing disaster plans and networks.

      October 24, 2017
      10:30 AM – Noon
      ICA will provide coffee and donuts for the program. Afterwards, stay and enjoy a brief tour of interesting projects in our labs. You are then welcome to join the group for lunch across the street at Saucy Brew Works. (link:

      ICA – Art Conservation
      2915 Detroit Rd
      Cleveland, OH 44113

      Please note: the entrance to our lab facility is in the rear of the building off Church Ave, across from the Transformer Station. Look for our blue door. ICA does not have its own parking lot, and the Transformer Station prohibits parking in their lot except for those visiting their museum. Free parking is available on the streets throughout our neighborhood.

      Museums, historical societies, libraries, archives, and performing arts organizations.

      Free! There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Please RSVP by October 20th to Stephanie Petcavage, Program Associate, so that we may adequately accommodate the group. Contact Stephanie via phone at (216) 658-8700, or email to

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