Understanding Disaster Risk for Digital Heritage and Memories

June 2, 2021

An ICCROM virtual conference and training on preserving your digital memories. It may be a bit “corporate” or professional but the info should be good. Also, remember my publications, which are the most widely distributed and well known personal preservation manuals, with a more user friendly approach for protection of and recovery of physical heirlooms, collectibles, artwork, antiques, old books and photos, making archival scrapbooks tp protect photos etc. https://www.SaveYourStuff.com

How much of your life and memory exists digitally?

Join us for our webinar to hear from experts Kara Van Malssen, Brecht Declercq, AVP, FIAT/IFTA,Meemoo, Vlaams instituut voor het archief Sos Archivi ICCROM – conserving culture, promoting diversity International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives in the field of #digitalassetmanagement on how you can protect your digital information. before, during and after a disaster!

SOIMA, Archives at Risk, @IFLA, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

Register: https://iccrom-org.zoom.us/…/WN_L5rxlaCqROyrFgSRuW5BfA

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused multiple fatalities and more than 6 million homes and businesses experienced prolonged power outages, resulting in billions of dollars of losses in the form of digital assets.

Equally alarming is that 60% of small- and medium-sized businesses experienced a loss or theft of sensitive data in the last 12 months, and the cost of IT downtime was $700 billion in 2015. Disasters such as these result in significant losses of digital assets, which also includes digital heritage.

This webinar will promote a better understanding of disaster risk for digital heritage. Noted speakers from the fields of heritage risk reduction, archives, and digital asset management will share their experiences and expertise, and discuss how to prevent large-scale disruption and significant data loss.

Our aim is to build ground for a lively discussion by using interactive features such as live polls and a Q&A format.

To be held on Jun 7, 2021 04:00 PM in Rome Time (9 hours earlier than California or PDT) Attend it here, on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXkK_kciD50

Ripped by a dog in transit.

Also, consider that in a disaster, will you have prepared your pet to be safe and sane? This may have a DIRECT EFFECT on your ability to save heirlooms, keepsakes etc! Practical tips to protect and save loved house pets in emergency situations along with tips for original family heirlooms, memorabilia and collectibles so they won’t be damaged. House pets and heirlooms don’t mix… and are not usually insured if there is a disaster… yet, they are your most heartfelt treasured possessions! https://www.ProtectYourPetGuidebook.com

Preventable damage seems like a disaster…

Why have Disaster Response Services

from Fine Art Conservation Laboratories

help you save, protect and restore your art related contents?

A Summary of Benefits – Added Value

We are different than any other disaster response clean-up company vendor. Our art conservation professionalism gives you peace of mind – during the clean up and afterwards. We are experienced in expanding our resources to meet your project needs (efficiency), whether we are helping you with a few cherished items or storage rooms full of treasures.

  • Only collection-care trained personnel handle your items
  • Extra square footage for safe handling, storage and rotation of inventory
  • Dedicated Project Manager to your project in order to maintain smooth running organization and attention to detail. You will not just be a project number.
  • Trained Dispatch and Logistics Coordinator to handle packing, shipping, storage, art movement (works under Project Manager)
  • Access to our art storage facility for you to view work (high security but easy access for you)
  • Secured storage of all items associated with full time functioning art conservation lab.
  • Active temperature control and passive humidity control of all storage and work areas.
  • Only qualified and trained personnel vetted by FACL (incl. subcontractors) will be part of the team. Resumes of all team members can be submitted. This assurance will be important for credibility of “collection care” (clean up) quality.
  • Project overview (included) documentation of contract work outlining, generally, all processes and materials used.
  • As internationally renown expert and author of the Save Your Stuff series, we are your experts you can trust to implement standards of excellence in saving and protecting your collectibles.
  • Put them under contract to use our paid expert witness services rather than as an unpaid sequestered witness

Before and After Conservation of vintage oil painting of the Santa Cruz Mission by Henry Chapman Ford after massive water damage.

We Protect The Re-Sale Potential of Valuable Art Items

  • FACL’s art conservation professional credibility can help document the need for “collection care maintenance” (a benefit) and not characterize the contract as being a “RESTORATION” (liability) for clients. This strategy (for resale) will help preserve value.
  • FACL will certify that all work is done to Library of Congress archival quality standards. (See copy of certificate, generated in-house).


Call Scott M. Haskins or Virginia Panizzon, Art Conservators

805 564 3438 faclofficemanager@gmail.com



About Scott M. Haskins

Scott Haskins has been in professional art conservation since 1975, specializing in the conservation/restoration of easel paintings, murals and art on paper. FACL, Inc. is known nationally for doing A+ work no matter the size or difficulty of the project. We are happy to do a quick cleaning on a family heirloom. Our client list and resume is also full of very satisfied clients of large, difficult/complicated projects at remote locations. Excellent services are also available as an Expert Witness/Legal Testimony in art related matters. Consultation on art related projects occur regularly including extensive insurance evaluations for insured or insurer. Services are offered worldwide. Scott M. Haskins is also author of the "Save Your Stuff" series, educational information, materials and supplies to help people protect and save their treasured family heirlooms and collectibles at home and office. He can be reached at 805 564 3438. Video and written testimonials at https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/testimonials/
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