FIRST AID TO CULTURAL HERITAGE IN TIMES OF CRISIS
(from e-mail) …I also wanted to offer assistance to the museums directly in any way we are able. Given the international outbreak and security measures being implemented, I understand that we may limited in our response capacity, but through Sophie Delepierre at ICOM, I’ve seen that you are gathering damage information on your Facebook page. In case it might be helpful to the Zagreb museums, below is a link to a handbook and toolkit for the First Aid to Cultural Heritage methodology that we teach and practice. These were developed by ICCROM and could be good, ready-to-use tools for securing damaged collection, and planning and implement coordinated cultural rescue operations.
Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist.
Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, Smithsonian Institution