Post-Irma Disaster Preparedness and Recovery — Thoughts and Resources

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Looking for information on recovery of valuable cultural or personal materials such as videos, photographs, or LPs? Jump to Disaster Recovery Resources for Collections below.     In […]

New Disaster Recovery Case Study By Kara Van Malssen

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

AVPreserve Senior Consultant Kara Van Malssen has just published a new case study on the recovery of the Eyebeam Art+Technology Center collection post hurricane Sandy in October of last year. Almost the entire collection of video and file-based artworks and documentation was submerged in three feet

Disaster Response Information & Assistance

Friday, November 16th, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy we compiled a list of disaster response resources such as guidelines, advisory services, relief grant opportunities, and aggregate sites, especially focusing on resources related to audiovisual assets. These resources are pertinent to any type of disaster, not just hur

Is It Wrong To Focus On Saving Mere Things After A Disaster?

Monday, November 5th, 2012

One of the great conflicts I have with the choice of my career is the primary focus on material objects, on plastic things. Sure, those things hold important cultural content, but int he end they (generally) are not a matter of life or death. They are not people who are suffering, who could use the