The Oklahoma Museums Association has provided the following information to assist Oklahoma museums in the event of a disaster.
Oklahoma museums should remember that each institution is different and there is no one-size fits all emergency plan or response, so institutions are encouraged to personalize their emergency plan using the following resources.
- A member of the OMA Disaster Response Networkshould be contacted immediatley for consultation upon the event of an emergency in your Oklahoma museum. Members have been trained in disaster response and recovery of museum collections. All members are prepared to provide advice and phone support regarding minimizing damage to museum objects during and after a disaster. DRT Contact List
- The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC) has a Cultural Emergency Response Team (CERT) to respond to the needs of cultural institutions during emergencies through coordinated efforts with first responders, state agencies, vendors and the public. Team members are trained to assess damage and initiate salvage efforts, and are available to provide telephone assistance and to visit the affected site as soon as it is accessible. Contact 202.661.8068 for 24-hour assistance. (The number also connects to a monitored e-mail address.)
- The Midwest Art Conservation Center's Field Services Department is available 24 hours a day to assist in emergency response and recovery. Contact 612.870.3128 or [email protected].
- The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) offers emergency telephone assistance 24 hours a day for institutions and individuals with damaged paper-based collections. Contact 978.470.1010.