Emergency Response Salvage Wheel
produced by Heritage Preservation, Inc.
This wonderful wheel is essentially
an easy slide- chart to advise curators, conservators, and others responsible
for historic, artistic, or cultural object in the event of an emergency or
natural disaster. One side is titled Action Steps and outlines the
critical stages of disaster responses (alerts, safety concerns, setting up
command centers, stabilization, documentation, retrieval and protection,
damage assessment, setting priorities, and tips when historic buildings are
involved). The second side provides practical tips for handling different
types of collections, including photographs, books & paper, natural
history or specimen collections, organic materials, ceramic/ stone/ and
metal, furniture, textiles, framed artwork, and electronic media. This wheel
will prove to be an essential part of any institutions disaster planning
and preparedness kit.