News from DDAT

DDAT’s Expo

Founded in 2006, the Delaware Disaster Assistance Team (DDAT) has dedicated itself to its mission to “coordinate emergency preparedness planning, awareness, and disaster mitigation among the agencies, institutions, and repositories that create and manage the cultural heritage of Delaware.”

DDAT offers educational events for its members at least twice per year. Past training programs have included: emergency salvage training, fire safety and preparedness, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. DDAT was also the cosponsor of the Connecting to Collections training series held across Delaware from 2010-2012.

For more information on DDAT, please visit our newly redesigned website.

DDAT’s fall program will be an emergency response and recovery vendor and resource expo. It is being held at the Biggs Museum of American Art on October 24. Vendors will be on-hand to meet with attendees and discuss their available products and services. Planned attendees include: Polygon, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), Gaylord, Susan Duhl (independent conservator, consultant, and trained emergency responder), and Delaware Division of Libraries among others.

This is a members-only event. Attendance is open to up to 4 individuals from any DDAT member institution. If your institution is not currently a member, please consider joining. Membership is just $50 per year and includes the aforementioned participation of up to 4 staff members at training sessions, workshops, and other DDAT programs. For more information or to join, please visit the membership page of our website.

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