State Heritage Emergency Partnership

State Heritage Emergency Partnership

Heritage Preservation (USA), in partnership with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), undertook a continuing education project that addressed the roles and responsibilities of state, territorial, and tribal libraries, archives, museums, and emergency managers in protecting cultural heritage in the face of major disasters. Angela worked with leadership to plan for and facilitate a series of three forums that engaged 22 states - their state libraries, archives, museums, historic preservation offices, and emergency management agencies - to explore the role that state cultural agencies should play in conjunction with their State Emergency Management Agency in protecting cultural and historic resources following a disaster.

Click HERE to download the SHEP Framework for Developing and Fostering Statewide Cultural Heritage Emergency Networks.