Disaster Preparedness: Water and Works on Paper

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Explore the importance of the first 24–28 hours in responding to water emergencies that impact works on paper, including the benefits and implications of a variety of responses (keeping objects wet, air drying, freezing, etc.). Presenters share real-life examples of water emergencies, responses taken, lessons learned, and tips for next steps beyond the 24–48 hour response period. This webinar focuses on paper, but not paintings, drawings, etc.


  • Ellen Carrlee, conservator, Alaska State Museum, Juneau
  • Julie A. Page, co-coordinator, California Preservation Program, and Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service, San Diego
  • Mary Morganti, director of library and archives, California Historical Society, San Francisco
  • Theresa Anne Voellinger, paper/photograph conservator, National Park Service, Harper’s Ferry Center, Conservation, Harper’s Ferry, W.Va.

Original program produced and sponsored by LearningTimes, in collaboration with the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).

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