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May 2017

The Rising Risk of Flood

Victoria Palmer and Robert Waller  “Studies show that flood is the most expensive of all natural hazards, costing companies an average of US$6 billion in insured losses annually – yet most flood loss is both predictable and preventable” (FM Global, 2016). Think about your own cultural institutions and all the heritage and history it holds; Are you prepared for a disaster to occur? How do…

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May 2017

Cultural Property Risk Analysis Symposium

A Cultural Property Risk Analysis Symposium is being planned under the auspices of the Applied Risk Management Specialty Group. Abstracts are due by 2017 May 30. For more information about this symposium contact Robert Waller, Protect Heritage Corp. Symposium abstract: Preserving cultural heritage, from ancient sculptures to contemporary art has been practiced for millennia but has only been addressed by structured risk analysis and management…

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May 2017

September 2017 workshop announcement

Assessing and managing risks to your collections A two-day workshop with R. Robert Waller Protect Heritage Corp. in association with the National Museum of Denmark September 1st and 2nd 2017  Workshop announcement Today, preventive conservation has become a leading theme in all fields of cultural property. Useful scientific and technical knowledge continues to grow but is often incorporated in current practice slowly, incorrectly, or not at…

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Dec 2014

Dissociation – losing our mind(s)

or the importance of professional collection care Preserving objects requires: seeing the objects as having value keeping the objects safe and secure Human remains are almost universally seen as having value, certainly in a Western culture. So how is it possible that approximately 100 human brains were lost? Or, as clarified in a  press release (December 3, 2014), how could these samples have been deemed biological waste…

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Mar 2014

Protect Your Collection from Adverse Environmental Conditions – Sustainably!

Are you a small institution with a mixed collection? Do you want to better understand temperature and humidity requirements for your collection? Are you committed to a sustainable future? Protect Heritage is pleased to announce the launch of a new service! Environment impacts every aspect of collection preservation. Without an organized understanding of your collection’s environmental requirements, you may be spending unnecessary energy and resources, or…

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