“We appreciate this grant which will allow us to continue to train museums and libraries on how to prepare for and recover from many kinds of disasters, and save priceless community treasures,” says LeRae Umfleet, North Carolina Connecting to Collections (C2C) project manager.
Since 2010, Cultural Resources has led the C2C project to guide North Carolina archives, museums, libraries, and historic sites with disaster preparedness and preservation of collections. With this IMLS grant and in partnership with the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies, the North Carolina Museums Council, the North Carolina Preservation Consortium. A wide array of museums across North Carolina will be able to improve disaster preparedness and response to fire, flood, hurricanes, or other disasters.
Eight regional workshops and other specialized workshops will be offered along with training for up to 200 staff and volunteers at cultural agencies.
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