Cultural institutions are invited to plan for emergencies and enter for a chance to win disaster preparedness supplies. Museums, archives, and libraries are holding fire safety drills, updating disaster plans, and mapping emergency routes as part of the annual MayDay event. Organizations are encouraged to submit their plans to Heritage Preservation by 31 May 2012 for the chance to win a prize package that includes a collections protection kit, leak alert water detectors, and more. Enter the drawing at http://fd7.formdesk.com/heritagepreservation/MayDay2012.
Our members are part of an international community of museums, botanical gardens, herbariums, universities and other institutions that house natural science collections and utilize them in research, exhibitions, academic and informal science education, and outreach activities.