Do you work for an archive, historic site, library, museum, or other cultural institution in North Carolina? We have several resources to help you.
- Keep connected! Join our listserv to receive weekly (on average) announcements about grant deadlines, upcoming workshops, and more! Join Email Listserv
- Browse the collections conversations blog for discussions about artifact preservation and cultural heritage institutions in North Carolina.
- Consider joining the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies. If you are interested in being a part of our statewide
network of history organizations, please contact Adrienne Berney by email or at (919) 814-6863.
Does your organization maintain a collection of documents, images, or recordings? If so, it may qualify for the Traveling Archivist Program.
Cultural Resources Emergency Support Team
Dozens of collections experts from the Coastal Plain to the Urban Crescent to the Mountains are prepared to help public and private cultural heritage collections recover from disasters. DNCR Statewide Responders join forces with Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network leaders and conservators to provide tangible assistance to collecting institutions across N.C
- technical assistance for North Carolina’s museum and archival collections in the aftermath of flood, fire, mold, and more
- training for staff and volunteers
- guidance in navigating disaster preparedness and recovery processes
To provide as much statewide support for artifact recovery as possible, our team includes members at three levels.
DNCR collections experts who have agreed to help museum and archival collections in public and private institutions across the state with technical assistance for disaster recovery. In addition to the collections preservation experience members have gained as librarians, curators, registrars, archivists, and administrators, each CREST statewide responder is required to complete 3 Federal Emergency Management Agency courses.
Regional Support Members
Leaders of Area Cultural Resources Emergency Networks (ACREN), including both DNCR staff and those from public and private partner institutions, will provide assessments of collections damages and needs as a first step in a CREST response. After initial communications, these members work in conjunction with statewide responders to stabilize collections in their areas.
Conservation Support Members
DNCR conservators and those in private practice will provide recovery advice and assistance with materials in their areas of expertise.
With members spread out across North Carolina, our team’s headquarters are in Raleigh.
Coordinator: Adrienne Berney
mail: MSC 4614, RALEIGH NC 27699-4614