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
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
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.
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
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 Press Release
AIC MayDay Information