Reading Log

Emergency Preparedness Resources

What does it mean for a cultural heritage institution to be prepared for an emergency? Where does one find the recourses to establish a plan? Who does this research and preparatory work? At Winterthur, the Preventive Conservation staff handles recovery situations and teaches students preparedness techniques. Since each institution is unique, the emergency plan, sometimes Read More >

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FEMA National Incident Management System

FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) is intended for community use, including local, state, tribal, and government organizations, as well as individuals families and communities. NIMS aims to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from incidents. They offer resources to achieve a “safe and resilient nation.” The NIMS guide is for helping all Read More >

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Cindy Sherman: A Play of Selves. A collaborate approach to conservation

Article by Ackerman, Mustardo, Murato, Cole IIC 2017 LA Congress Preprints Conservation of Sherman’s A Play At Selves which is comprised of 244 framed DOP and RC paper doll-like prints. The article focuses on the interplay of the conservators (The Better Image) with the concerns of the loving artist, her gallery, her printed, and the Read More >

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A colored past

Today was full of reading and writing- a real treat. One of my favorite articles was about Ancient Greek and Roman polychrome statues. Their characteristic whiteness, largely thanks to J. J. Winckelmann the founder of scientific archaeology, who saw the trace colors on sculptures from antiquity but assigned them to cultures other than Greece/Rome. From Read More >

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Natalya Swanson