Emergency Hotline Numbers
Are you a cultural steward at an institution that has suffered damage to its collection(s)? The National Heritage Responders, managed by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation, are a nationwide network of trained conservators and collections care professionals who staff a 24/7 hotline to provide salvage advice and guidance to cultural institutions. They can be reached at 202-661-8068.
Several preservation and conservation centers around the country also have emergency hotline numbers that handle cultural-institution inquiries regarding collections.
- Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts: 215-545-0613
- Midwest Art Conservation Center: 612-870-3120
- Northeast Document Conservation Center: 855-245-8303
Are you a member of the public and need advice on saving your family valuables? The National Heritage Responders, a team of trained conservators and collections care professionals, has a public helpline email address to provide guidance on salvaging family heirlooms: NHRpublichelpline@culturalheritage.org.