Foundation for Advancement in Conservation

Log Number: MP-00-10-0045-10

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Art Works (FAIC) will expand and enhance its Collections Emergency Response Team (A('IC-CERT) program to better support small museums and historic sites in responding to emergencies. Continuing education will be provided for existing team members to update and maintain skills between deployments. Forty additional museum professionals will be trained in the same body of knowledge and to the same standard as the original AIC-CERT. Participants will be selected based on their ability to respond to emergencies in underserved areas of the country. In collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, FAIC will provide basic emergency preparedness and response training for staff members of over 200 small museums to prepare their institutions, assist other museums in their region, and work more effectively with AIC-CERT members following a disaster.