<h1 class="page">HURRICANE SANDY: CONSERVATION RESOURCES</h1> <div id="main"> <div class="column-a"> <ul id="menu"> <li class="first"><a href="/collection">The Collection</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li><a href="/collection/works?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=&amp;classifications=">All Works</a></li> <li><a href="/collection/works?utf8=✓&amp;q=&amp;classifications=&amp;on_view=1">On View</a></li> <li><a href="/collection/works?utf8=✓&amp;q=&amp;classifications=&amp;recent_acquisitions=1">Recent Acquisitions</a></li> <li><a href="/collection/about">About</a></li> </ul></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments">Curatorial Departments</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/architecture_design">Architecture & Design</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/drawings">Drawings</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/film">Film</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/media">Media & Performance Art</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/painting_sculpture">Painting & Sculpture</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/photography">Photography</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/prints_illustrated_books">Prints & Illustrated Books</a></li> </ul></li> <li class=" selected"><a href="/explore/collection/conservation">Conservation</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li class="selected"><a href="/explore/collection/conservation/recovery">Hurricane Sandy: Conservation Resources</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/conservation/media_art">Matters in Media Art</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/conservation/faq">Conservation FAQ</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.mediaconservation.io">Media Conservation Initiative</a></li> </ul></li> <li><a href="/collection/provenance">Provenance Research Project</a></li> <li><a href="/licensing">Licensing</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/explore/CollectionsMgmtPolicyMoMA_Oct10.pdf">Collections Management Policy</a></li> </ul> <div class="box"> <h3 class="top">RELATED LINKS</h3> <ul> <li><a href="/explore/conservation/demoiselles/index.html"><i>Les Demoiselles d'Avignon</i>: Conserving a Modern Masterpiece</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/conservation/cezannepissarro/conservation.html">C&eacute;zanne Pissarro: Seeing Through Paint</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/conservation/monet/unveiling_monet.html">Unveiling Monet</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/conservation/pollock/interview1.html">Jackson Pollock: &quot;No Chaos, Damn It&quot; An Interview with Jim Coddington, Chief Conservator</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/conservation/recovery">Collection Emergency Response: Conserving flood-damaged artworks</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="column-bc"> <!-- <div class="introduction JS_HeaderSlides"> <div class="slide"><img alt="Conservation_home" height="280" longdesc="Painting Conservation Studio at The Museum of Modern Art. © Timothy Hursley" src="/images/explore/conservation/conservation_home.jpg?1518473313" width="725" /></div> <div class="slide"><img alt="Conserv_sample" height="280" longdesc="Capturing a paint sample for research" src="/images/explore/conservation/conserv_sample.jpg?1518473313" width="725" /></div> <div class="slide"><img alt="Conserv_matisse" height="280" longdesc="A MoMA conservator removes a tack from a painting" src="/images/explore/conservation/conserv_matisse.jpg?1518473313" width="725" /></div> <div class="slide"><img alt="Conserv_photo" height="280" longdesc="Photographing works in the conservation laboratory" src="/images/explore/conservation/conserv_photo.jpg?1518473313" width="725" /></div> <div class="slide"><img alt="Conserv_mondrian" height="280" longdesc="A MoMA scientist reviews data from a scan" src="/images/explore/conservation/conserv_mondrian.jpg?1518473313" width="725" /></div> <div class="slide"><img alt="Conserv_photo2" height="280" longdesc="Inspecting a color negative in the conservation laboratory" src="/images/explore/conservation/conserv_photo2.jpg?1518473313" width="725" /></div> <div class="slide"><img alt="Conserv_matisse2" height="280" longdesc="Repairing a lining for a work on burlap" src="/images/explore/conservation/conserv_matisse2.jpg?1518473313" width="725" /></div> <div class="slide"><img alt="Conserv_easels" height="280" longdesc="The MoMA conservation laboratory. © Paul Warchol" src="/images/explore/conservation/conserv_easels.jpg?1518473313" width="725" /></div> </div> --> <div class="column-bc"> <div class="box"> <p class="top">Below are documents that provide a number of different resources for recovering works of art damaged in Hurricane Sandy. They include contact information for organizations that are helping in the recovery effort, vendors for materials and direct help, and general guidelines for the handling of damaged art and basic triage steps that might be applicable.</p> <!--<hr /> <p><strong>Upcoming Event</strong><br /> On Friday, December 14, conservator Rustin Levenson will give two free seminar/demonstrations on caring for paintings damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Artists and collectors can bring one (preferably small) wet/moldy painting on canvas or wood. Limited supplies will be available, along with a supply list, website list, and printed instructions. The first seminar will be in Manhattan from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Parsons The New School for Design, Room 1618, 79 Fifth Avenue. The second will be in Brooklyn from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Pratt Institute, Classroom 001 in the basement of South Hall. To sign up, or for more information about the seminar, contact Rustin Levenson at <a href=mailto:"rustinfl@aol.com">rustinfl@aol.com</a> or through her website, <a href="http://artcarenyc.com/" target="_blank">artcarenyc.com</a>.</p> <p>Rustin Levenson graduated with a degree in art history from Wellesley College and was trained in conservation at Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum. She worked on the conservation staff of the National Gallery of Canada and The Metropolitan Museum of Art before opening Rustin Levenson Art Conservation, with studios in Miami and New York City. After Hurricane Andrew in Miami she rescued over 5,000 works of art.</p> <p>The seminars are sponsored by the Foundation for the American Institute for Conservation.</p>--> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.conservation-us.org/_data/n_0001/resources/live/Cultural%20Recovery%20Center%20to%20Open%20in%20Brooklyn.pdf" target="_blank">Cultural Recovery Center to Open in Brooklyn</a><br /> The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) announces a temporary facility to provide volunteer assistance and work space to museums, libraries, archives, historic sites, galleries, collectors, and artists to open in Brooklyn</p> <p><a href="/docs/explore/conservation/emergency_guidelines_for_art_disasters.pdf">Immediate Response for Collections</a><br /> A document that offers guidelines for dealing with art damaged by flooding. It offers step by step measures that can be taken to conserve artworks in a variety of mediums that have been damaged by water, including library and archive collections. It also includes a list of suppliers and emergency services that can provide some of the services listed in the document.</p> <p><a href="/docs/explore/conservation/upcoming_resources.pdf">Informational Resources, Volunteering, and Funding</a><br /> Upcoming informational resources (seminars, webinars, etc.), getting involved and getting help, and funding resources</p> <p><a href="/docs/explore/conservation/resources_for_disaster_response_aic.pdf">Disaster Recovery Resources</a><br /> Organizations and companies that can provide resources and information about disaster relief and recovery</p> <p><a href="/docs/explore/conservation/salvage_supplies_list_aic.pdf">Disaster Recovery: Supplies for Salvage</a><br /> Basic materials reference list for what can be useful in recovering works of art</p> <p><a href="/docs/explore/conservation/consortium_on_recovery_of_works_of_art_damaged_by_flooding_aic.pdf">Consortium on Recovery of Works of Art Damaged by Flooding</a> <br /> Powerpoint slides that provide concise guidelines and practices in a disaster recovery</p> <p><iframe src="/videos/embed/238/1167" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><a href="/docs/explore/conservation/alliance_for_response_new_york_city_2012.pdf">Alliance for Response, NYC</a> <br /> A local volunteer organization focused on connecting emergency responders with representatives of the cultural heritage community</p> <p><a href="/docs/explore/conservation/american_institute_for_conservation_collections_emergency_response_team_brochure.pdf">American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team</a><br /> A national membership organization supporting the professionals who preserve our cultural heritage </p> <p>The <em><a href="https://www.heritagepreservation.org/PDFS/GuidetoNavigating2012.pdf" target="blank">Guide to Navigating FEMA and SBA Disaster Aid for Cultural Institutions</a></em> is a publication of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership of 42 federal agencies and national service organizations that is co-sponsored by FEMA and Heritage Preservation. Please share this PDF with other cultural institutions so they may be better prepared for the long recovery process.</p> <p>The Warhol Foundation has announced a grants program for non-profits and individual artists affected by Hurricane Sandy. <a href="http://www.warholfoundation.org/foundation/51_detail.html?page=1" target="blank">Learn more</a> about where and how to apply.</p> <p><strong>MoMA's <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/hurricane-sandy-aftermath-tips-for-artists">INSIDE/OUT</a> blog features a series of posts in which conservators offer tips for artists for dealing with wet artworks in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. All posts are prepared by members of AIC-CERT (American Institute for Conservation – Conservation Emergency Response Team). AIC-CERT responds to the needs of cultural institutions during emergencies and disasters through coordinated efforts with first responders, state agencies, vendors, and the public. For 24-hour assistance from trained volunteers, call (202) 661-8068.</strong></p> <hr /> <p class="gray-type">Materials contained on this site are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute professional advice of The Museum of Modern Art on any subject matter. Links or references to third-party resources are provided only as aids to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest or assistance, and are not intended to imply that The Museum of Modern Art sponsors, is affiliated or associated with any such referenced entity. As each instance is different, you should consult a professional.</p> </div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> </div>