SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, December 15
1:00 – 4:00 pm
FEMA ASSISTANCE FOR THE CULTURAL COMMUNITY:
A Forum for Private Nonprofits and Local, Regional, and State Governments
Wilson Hall Auditorium
West Long Branch, NJ
If your facility and/or cultural collections were damaged by Hurricane
Sandy, you have until December 30, 2012, to apply for disaster aid from
FEMA through the Public Assistance program. This forum will provide the
information cultural heritage stewards need to know about applying for
federal disaster aid. FEMA representatives will explain how to apply to
the Public Assistance program for repairs to structures and the recovery
of collections; assistance provided by the Small Business Administration
to private nonprofits; and the Individual Assistance program that may be
available to artists. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.
This program is sponsored by the Heritage Emergency National Task Force in
cooperation with the following New Jersey State partners: the Council on
the Arts, the Council for the Humanities, the Historic Preservation
Office, the Historical Commission, the State Library, the State Archives,
and the NJ Association of Museums.
Registration for this free program will begin shortly – watch your email
for the announcement.
Request for Public Assistance form
Guide to Navigating FEMA and SBA Disaster Aid for Cultural Institutions
Heritage Emergency National Task Force contact:
From the New Jersey Association of Museums
:”Many of us are still assessing the damage of Hurricane Sandy. NJAM is initiating a volunteer network to assist museums in need.
If you’d like to be included on a volunteer list to help museums in need in the aftermath of Sandy, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Volunteer” in the subject line. Please include your contact information and any special skills you may offer to the recovery process.
If you’d like to report your museum as a museum-in-need, please email email@example.com and put “Hurricane Sandy” in the subject line. Please include your contact information and a
description of your anticipated needs.”
From H-New Jersey:
CONSORTIUM OF ART CONSERVATION EXPERTS TO OFFER ADVICE
Recovery of Wet Art and Historic Collection Information
A free public presentation on recovering wet art and cultural
materials will be held Sunday, November 4 from noon until 2 p.m. at
The Museum of Modern Art . Speakers from the American Institute for
Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT), along
with conservators from MoMA, will provide suggestions and answer
questions on how to safely handle and dry wet materials such as
paintings, drawings, books, sculpture, and other artistic and cultural
works. The consortium will take place in MoMA’s Celeste Bartos
Theater, in the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research
Building, 4 West 54 Street, New York. Read more.
The list below gathers links to information on disaster response and assistance for collections affected by Hurricane Sandy. Some links are Sandy specific, while others offer general advice on recovery actions or funding assistance. Please contact us with any additional links and information so we may add to and improve this list. Read more.
From the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums:
Endure Together, Stronger Together
Our hearts go out to our friends, family and communities that have suffered at the hands of the recent storm “Sandy”. In times such as these, there is some comfort in knowing that your colleagues from the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums are there to support you, your family, your institution or organization. We encourage our members and non-members alike to post requests for assistance or otherwise to the MAAM Facebook and LinkedIn pages and leverage the entire museum community and disaster best practices to assist in your recovery and in some cases rebuilding efforts.
MAAM and your colleagues throughout the museum profession are here for you, and together we will help each other overcome this tragedy at the hands nature.
May the entire family of MAAM Members and the museum community at large in those areas affected have a safe and complete recovery.
Hurricanes Irene and Lee have left portions of the Mid-Atlantic region flooded and struggling with water damage. If your repository and/or collection has been affected you can apply for a disaster relief grant through the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archivesl Conference’s website. Qualifying archives receive up to $2,000 in relief money. The deadline for those affected by Hurricane Irene is September 16, 2011, the deadline for those affected by Hurricane Lee is September 30, 2011. Donations toward relief efforts are also being accepted.