OMA Disaster Response Team

OMA Disaster Response Network

Team 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.

To contact the network, please email and include your contact information (phone numbers with area code and email), name of institution and location of the disaster, a description of your situation including date and time of occurrence and any additional information which you believe would be helpful to the network member.  

updated 2023

DRN Advisory Committee 
Nancy Lowe-Clark
Jennifer Green
Jennifer Holt
Victoria Book Lupia
Melissa Owens
Jason Schubert
Helen Stiefmiller
Delaynna Trim
Karen Whitecotton
Jim Whitely

Another great resource is the National Heritage Responders hotline at 202.661.8068. Volunteers will provide advice and resources and help triage what other help they can provide. Other resources can be found on the emergency resources and contact information webpage

In addition, OMA connects museums to other available and timely resources from organizations such as FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Authority), American Red Cross and others