Recent stories in the news, like the devastating fire at the National Museum of Brazil, remind us that emergencies can pose a huge risk to our cultural heritage. Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and wildfires, as well as man-made hazards, can result in the loss of priceless pieces of our shared story.
When emergencies affect collecting institutions, they can call on the National Heritage Responders, a trained team of individuals with the expertise needed to help those communities recover from the unexpected. Friends of Conservation help support the NHR, allowing them to deploy to affected areas when needed. Thank you!