Calendar and Events

Monthly Meeting: TX-CERA Board of Directors

January 12, 2023

Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Preparations for Cultural Institutions Webinar

As the 2022 Gulf Coast hurricane begins, it’s time for cultural instructions to review their plans for preparation and response. Dan Reilly, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at National Weather Service Houston/Galveston, discussed the hurricane season forecast and how to prepare for the wind, rain, flooding, and tornadoes that are associated with Gulf Coast hurricanes. Rebecca Kennedy, Collections Care Specialist with Curae Collections Care LLC, provided important details on how to conduct a risk assessment prior to a hurricane. Rik Chapman, Spokesperson for the American Red Cross, discussed how the Red Cross evaluates a site before deploying to that location.

This webinar was presented in collaboration with the Texas Historical Commission (THC), and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).

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Understanding and Upgrading Your Collection Preservation Environment Webinar

Maintaining or improving your museum’s HVAC is critical to preserving your collection and mitigating potential emergencies. Ideally, museum staff work closely with their facility colleagues to maintain safe environments, and act as advocates in long-term planning for upgrades with leadership and funders.

In this free webinar, engineer Jimmy Hensel presented the basics of HVAC systems and environmental controls and described how engineers identify both problems and solutions. Then, John Stevenson shared tools for staff to advocate for facility upgrades. Grant options and the role that owners’ representatives play in managing mechanical upgrades and renovations was also discussed. This webinar was presented in partnership with THC, the Texas Historical Commission.

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