When Disaster Strikes! NCPC Annual Conference

This is the last chance to sign up for Friday’s Annual Conference.

When the Unthinkable Happens! Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Heritage Organizations

November 15, 2019

Registration and Continental breakfast 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

McKimmon Center
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Recent weather events, such as Hurricanes Dorian and Florence, have brought the topic of disaster preparedness to the forefront for many who work cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina. Is your organization prepared for a disaster, large or small? This conference will delineate the fundamentals of disaster planning, provide ideas for training staff, review lessons learned from past events, and examine local, state, and national recovery resources. Learn from some of our state’s most experienced collections experts about preparing for and surviving disasters—crucial information, should the unthinkable happen.

See our conference page for registration information.

NC Preserves October 2019 Issue Now Available

 

 

The October 2019 issue of NC Preserves is now available. In this issue:

  • Details on the upcoming Annual Conference. You won’t want to miss this event, register now!
  • A 2nd round of NCMC/NCPC Hurricane Assistance Grants has been announced.
  • NCPC Preservation Grant update from Mendenhall Homeplace. Applications are due March 15, 2020, for the next round of grants.
  • NCPC Institutional Member High Point Museum receives National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Read about the project that got funded through NEH.
  • In other preservation news the Institute of Museum and Library Services released a new report based on the Heritage Health Survey; and LYRASIS Performing Arts Readiness is helping theaters and other performing arts venues prepare for and recover from disasters. Two great pieces of preservation information to know about.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to renew your membership to get discounts on workshop and Annual Conference registrations.

Announcing 2nd Round of Hurricane Relief Grants

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) and the North Carolina Museum Council (NCMC) have joined forces last year to create a two-year grant program to assist collecting institutions affected by Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, and Michael. NCPC and NCMC are happy to announce a second round of grants that includes support for member institutions who suffered damage due to Hurricane Dorian.

Purpose and Scope of Grant

To provide funds for collection supplies for institutions affected by Hurricane Matthew (September-October 2016), Hurricane Florence (September 2018), Tropical Storm Michael (October 2018), and Hurricane Dorian (September 2019).  Institutions within the North Carolina counties declared disaster areas that need collection preservation assistance are eligible to apply for this grant. Those counties can be found here:

The application deadline is January 15, 2020. More information on eligibility can be found on the Hurricane Relief Support Grant homepage.