Emergency Preparedness for Public Art Collections

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Emergency Preparedness for Public Art Collections


Extreme weather conditions are becoming more and more of a norm for communities across the United States. Locations with public art collections need to have a plan in place for when unpredictable weather strikes. In this 3-hour intensive, participants will work with a public art conservator on how to plan for the worst to care for public artworks. This intensive will cover what policies to have in place for emergency response, what information to have on hand to accurately survey damage, and the steps to take to develop a restoration plan for damaged artworks.

Participants will leave with:

  • Knowledge on how to develop an emergency preparedness plan for their public art collection
  • How review your public art program to ensure you have the appropriate policies in place
  • An understanding of the role of conservators and how to find one in your area



ArtsU Intensives are extended deep dive learning sessions of hyper-focused topics. These enriched e-learning sessions are quarterly opportunities for members of the field to interact with, engage and immerse in crucial topics and concepts.

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