Emergency Advice Hotlines

American Institute for Conservation (AIC): 24-hour assistance number (206) 661-8068 -offering free emergency response assistance to cultural organizations.  

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts: During regular business hours (215) 545-0613; 24-hour emergency assistance hotline (215) 688-0719 - Disaster assistance hotline providing information on recovery from fire, water, pest or mold damage, as well as referrals to commercial services in your area.  

Lyrasis Disaster Assistance (800) 999-8558, email disaster@lyrasis.org: In addition to maintaining a 24-hour disaster assistance hotline, LYRASIS also provides disaster planning resources and information about recovery tactics for water, fire, pest or mold damage.  

Midwest Art Conservation Center (612) 870-3120: The MACC Disaster Prevention Network provides phone and email assistance in the event of an emergency. They also provide workshops on topics including collection risk assessment and emergency response techniques. Annual fees start at $50. 

Northeast Document Conservation Center: 24-hour Collections Emergency Hotline (855) 245-8303. Website provides contact information for commercial recovery service providers.