Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance
A Disaster Planning, Response and Recovery Resource for Texas Cultural Heritage Institutions, Historic Sites, Museums, Archives, and Special Collections.
A part of the FAIC Alliance for Response Network.
Online Course: June 6 - July 22, 2022
In-Person Workshop: August 5, 2022
Understanding and Upgrading Your Collection Preservation Environment Webinar
Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Preparations for Cultural Institutions Webinar
May 26, 2022 10-11am (CT)
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, will discuss 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, will provide important details on how to conduct a risk assessment prior to a hurricane. Rik Chapman, Spokesperson for the American Red Cross, will discuss how the Red Cross evaluates a site before deploying to that location.
This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Texas Historical Commission (THC), and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).
2022 Hurricane Season - Advice for Institutions
Current Grant and Funding Opportunities
This is a rotating section of available disaster planning, response, and recovery grants or other funding opportunities for Cultural Institutions, Historic Sites, Museums, Archives or Special Collections.
Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program - The Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program provides small and mid-sized museums with partial funding toward a general conservation assessment. The assessment is a study of all of the institution's collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures relating to collections care. CAP is often a first step for small institutions that wish to improve the condition of their collections.
Emergency Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program - The Emergency CAP is more flexible in that it does not adhere to the annual schedule of the regular CAP program. The goal is to help museums in federally declared disaster areas receive post-disaster collections care recommendations from conservation and building professionals on an expedited basis.