Registration is now closed for 2022 Minnesota Heritage Responders Training. This course, which involves both online and in-person components, will provide foundational collections response knowledge to participants and bring together cultural heritage and emergency management professionals in order to strengthen Minnesota’s local Alliance for Response (AFR) network.
The online curriculum will be broken into small units, spread out over a three-month period beginning in mid-June. The in-person training will take place Thursday, September 29, and Friday, September 30, 2022, at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, Minnesota. In-person training participants will hear from several local experts on the first day of training and will consider various mock-disaster scenarios on the second day. The instruction (both online and in-person) will include:
Health and safety
Team building and organization
Working with affected organizations
Material-specific salvage methods
Documentation and assessment
Simulations to build confidence
This training is free thanks to generous support from the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.