Announcements

March 2019

SCRI is heading to the Mid-West!

Strategies for Post-Disaster Community Engagement workshop
Cultural institutions can provide important information to communities to preserve their possessions as they regain access to their homes and businesses. The Smithsonian Institution will provide a short briefing about its Saving Your Family Treasures program, then representatives from other Nebraska institutions are invited to share any programs currently under way and discuss strategies for working together.

Friday, March 29
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
History Nebraska
Gilmore Room
131 Centennial Mall N
Lincoln, NE 68508

Saving Your Family Treasures
These workshops will include a formal presentation followed by a question-and-answer period. Smithsonian experts will demonstrate how to handle, dry and clean damaged objects and share tips on personal safety, prioritization and preservation options.

Friday, March 29
2:00 p.m.— 3:30 p.m
University of Nebraska Lincoln State Museum
Morrill Hall, room 126
645 North 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0338

For more information about this workshop, click here: https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/smithsonian-institution-to-host-workshops-on-saving-heirlooms/

Saturday, March 30
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Keene Memorial Library
1030 N Broad St
Fremont, NE 68025

For more information about this workshop, click here: https://fremonttribune.com/news/local/library-to-host-free-workshop/article_2c909565-b01b-5577-b170-334c9634b022.html

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Durham Museum
Room TBD
801 S 10th St
Omaha, NE 68108

Sunday, March 31
2:00 p.m.— 3:30 p.m.
University of Nebraska Lincoln State Museum
Morrill Hall, room 126
645 North 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0338

November 2018

The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative announces the publication of an innovative resource on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis. The Handbook and Toolkit is the outcome of nearly a decade of field experience gained by ICCROM, and a close partnership among ICCROM , The Prince Claus Fund, and the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative.

Download the Handbook and Toolkit.

January 2018

The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative announced a $1 million gift from Bank of America at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The gift, presented to Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton and Board of Regents Chair David Rubenstein by Bank of America Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan, is the largest corporate donation to the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, and establishes Bank of America as the program’s lead corporate sponsor.

Read the press release here.

Selected News Coverage of Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative Projects

FEMA News Release 2018 Oct 30