MayDay 2017 Resources

Ohio Museums Association May Day Resources - Do One Thing for Disaster Preparedness

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) is proud to carry on Heritage Preservation‘s MayDay initiative encouraging libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations to set aside the first working day in May to participate in MayDay. This year, OMA is helping to make sure your institution is prepared!

For MayDay, OMA encourages Ohio institutions to explore the many disaster preparedness and recovery resources available on this page. MayDay is the perfect time to “do one thing” (or many things) to help prepare your institution for disasters and emergency situations.

It’s easy to take part in MayDay! Previous year’s participants held fire safety sessions, inventoried emergency supply kits, and created and updated disaster plans. These few examples are just the tip of the iceberg — there are so many ways you can participate, and we want to hear what you are doing at your institution! Send an email to [email protected] and tell us what disaster planning efforts you are taking at your museum.

We also encourage you to post your MayDay efforts, ideas and questions on our Facebook wall, and on Twitter. Be sure to follow #MayDayOhio and #MayDay2017 on social media, and use the hashtag for all your MayDay posts!

Keep watching OMA’s social media pages for more MayDay information and inspiration.
Best of luck in your MayDay activities! Let’s all do our part on MayDay 2017 to Do One Thing for Disaster Preparedness!

Disaster Response Agency Contact Information

Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Ohio’s FEMA Regional Office: FEMA Region V
Serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
536 South Clark St., 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
312-408-5500 (main)

American Institute for Conservation (AIC)
AIC’s 24-hour assistance hotline (can also be used to request on-site disaster assistance, such as damage assessment or coordination of salvage operations): 202.661.8068

Regional Alliance for Preservation, Ohio Member: ICA-Art Conservation
2915 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Tel: 216-658-8700
Fax: 216-658-8709
[email protected]

Other Disaster Planning and Preparedness Agencies and Websites

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Heritage Emergency Programs (See more resources from AIC below)

American Library Association Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections Online Resources

Library of Congress Disaster Planning

LYRASIS Disaster Resources

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

National Park Service Wet Recovery

National Trust for Historic Preservation Disaster Response

National Weather Service National Hurricane Center

Connecting to Collections Resources

Ohio Connecting to Collections
This page contains example, model policies from Ohio and national institutions for collection develop and management, emergency preparedness, environmental control, ethics, exhibition of materials, handling and care of collections, housekeeping and cleaning collections, loan of collection materials, and reformatting/ reproduction/ digitization. These model documents have been identified and selected by the Ohio Connecting to Collection Project Partners, for use by organizations to develop their own “family” of preservation policies.

IMLS Connecting to Collections
Connecting to Collections is an IMLS initiative to aid libraries and museums in their efforts to provide the best possible care for the collections. This site is the predesessor to the C2C Care Online Community

Connecting to Collections Care: Online Community
At this site, you will find a wealth of resources and assistance for small and mid-sized cultural institutions provided free of charge by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Recovery Resources

Guide to Navigating Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration Disaster Aid for Cultural Institutions

Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel

Field Guide to Emergency Response

How to Save Wet Books

Resources from American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC):

Heritage Emergency Programs

Preparedness Resources

Response Resources

Recovery Resources

Mitigation Resources

AIC’s Emergency Committee

                Emergency Committee Wiki Page: Emergency Preparedness & Response

National Heritage Responders

                National Heritage Responders FAQs

Alliance for Response

                Alliance for Response Tool Kit

Statewide Heritage Emergency Partnership

Risk Evaluation and Planning Program

Courses in Emergency Management for Cultural Heritage Responders

ERS:  Emergency Response and Salvage App

Free app download for Android

Free app download for Apple 

Free app download for Blackberry

MayDay 2017

MayDay 2017 Press Release

AIC MayDay Information