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Preserving Collections – GREAT FREE TRAINING


WESTPAS Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery                         — A Two-Part Workshop —

Part 1:  ON-LINE WEBINARS – Prevention & Preparedness

(2.5 hours of archived webinars)

Part 2:  IN-PERSON WORKSHOP – Response & Recovery

(one day of hands-on training)


Free PPC Workshops         Register Online Today for the Closest Location

Billings, MT                          Friday 27 October 2017 – 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Yellowstone Art Museum

Ekalaka, MT                         Monday 30 October 2017 – 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Ekalaka Events Center


Participation in the in-person workshop requires viewing the archived On-Line Webinars BEFORE attending the Part 2 in-person workshop AND completing the workshop assignments. Any exception requires the permission of the instructor.

Registration is required. http://tinyurl.com/ot4kve2 (this URL opens the WESTPAS calendar: register by clicking the month and day of the workshop desired).

Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) as a part of Utah Archives Month.

WESTPAS Instructor: Randy Silverman, Head of Preservation, Univ. of Utah.

Outcomes:  The “Protecting Cultural Collections” training is presented in a sequence of two archived webinars plus one in-person workshop to produce the following outcomes:

  • Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan
  • Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively
  • Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections
  • Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency
  • Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects

The webinar sessions and the in-person workshop are scheduled to enable participants to prepare short assignments between sessions, resulting in a completed disaster plan. Participating institutions will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS trained personnel to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies involving collections in your region.

Who should attend:  Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of cultural institutions. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please commit two attendees so they can work together on the disaster preparedness activities.

Cost:    No charge to the institution. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Registration:     Pre-registration required. Register online for an IN-PERSON session at: http://tinyurl.com/ot4kve2 (this URL opens the WESTPAS calendar: register by clicking the month and day of the workshop desired).

For registration assistance contact: Wendy Cao, caow@plsinfo.org

For general & content information contact Randy Silverman

randy.silverman@utah.edu         801-585-6782

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