Links & Resources


Professional Organizations

American Association of Museums (AAM)
American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
Archives and Museums Informatics
First Archivist Circle
International Archival Organizations
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM)
New England Museum Association (NEMA)
National Initiative of the Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH)
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)
Society of American Archivists (SAA)
UNESCO Archives
Western Museum Association

Funding Links

Andrew F. Mellon Foundation
Getty Grant Program
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Technology Opportunities Program (TOP)

Disaster Recovery

-American Institute for Conservation: 24-hour assistance number (206) 661-8068 - offering free emergency response assistance to cultural organizations.
-ALA Disaster Preparedness Clearinghouse Site .
Australian Film Commission: "Washing and Handling Wet Film" video, and
"Disaster Recovery for Films in Flooded Areas by Mick Newnham" video.
-Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material, "Salvaging Belongings Damaged in a Disaster - General".
-Belfor: National Emergency Hotline (800) 856-3333
-Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA): During regular business hours (215) 545-0613; 24-hour emergency assistance hotline (215) 688-0719. See also their "Mid Atlantic Resource Guide " and Technical Bulletins.
-Council of State Archivists' (CoSA)
-Electronic Restoration Services: (888) 355-0001. -Emergency Supplies for Collections: (800) 929-6886 / (206) 323-4153.
-Heritage Emergency National Task Force, Information of Major Disasters.
-Heritage Preservation, Disaster Recovery Resources.
-Library of Congress, Emergency Response & Recovery Resources.
-Lyrasis Disaster Assistance: (800) 999-8558,
-Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Disaster Relief Fund.
-Midwest Art Conservation Center: (612) 870-3120. See their Emergency Services page.
-Midwest Freeze-Dry, Ltd.: (847) 679-4756.
-NARA, Records Emergency Information.
-National Park Service, Conserv-O-Gram Salvage of Water Damaged Collections.
-National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Disaster Planning.
-Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC): 24 hour Disaster Assistance Hotline: (978) 470-1010.
-New York State Archives: In NY State, email if you have been affected by a disaster.
-SAA National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives.
-Specs Bros. Hurricane & Flood Recovery Advice, "Magnetic Tapes Can Survive Flood Exposure," and "Disaster Recovery."