2022 Heritage Response Training

The 2022 Minnesota Heritage Responders training took place on September 29, and Friday, September 30, 2022, at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, Minnesota. Participants heard from several experts:


Security and Risk for Museums - Ann Richards, Security & Risk Manager, Minnesota Historical Society

Working with Disaster Recovery Vendors - Gina Dolezal, National Account Manager, Belfor USA, Adam Hartner, General Manager, Belfor Property Restoration

Fire Safety - Maddison Zikmund, Deputy Director & Fire Chief, City of Fridley Public Safety Department

Stabilizing the Building and Drying Damaged Collections - Christine Wiseman, Head, Digital Services Department at Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, Tina Seetoo, Preservation Manager at Delta Flight Museum

Discussion of Next Steps for Minnesota AFR - Megan Narvey, Outreach Conservator, Minnesota Historical Society, Nicole Grabow, Director of Preventive Conservation, Midwest Art Conservation Center


Participants also worked their way through several theoretical emergency scenarios.


Participants who completed the full online curriculum and attended the in-person training are eligible to apply for the National Heritage Responders.


This training was free thanks to generous support from the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.