News

April 2015:

Alliance for Response program transferred to the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. More information can be found in the attached press release:

Heritage Preservation Programs Transition to FAIC

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June 2015:

From Heritage Preservation webpage:

Dissolution of Heritage Preservation, Inc.

The Heritage Preservation Board of Directors recently voted to recommend dissolution of Heritage Preservation, Inc., effective June 30, 2015.  This difficult decision was based on a number of factors, including a careful and extensive review of Heritage Preservation’s programs, together with realistic current and future projections of the organization’s fiscal sustainability following the loss of annual general operating support.


In accordance with District of Columbia laws, representatives of all member organizations in good standing as of 2014 were asked to vote on the dissolution of Heritage Preservation, Inc.  In the member voting process, a majority of members had to return ballots for the vote to be effective.  A majority of those members returning ballots must have voted in favor of the dissolution for the measure to pass.  Ballots were due by April 15, 2015.


 As of 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 15, 2015, Heritage Preservation received 70 out of a possible 126 member votes, with 69 approving the dissolution and one vote against the dissolution, so the measure has passed.

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April 2013:

Members of AFR Pittsburgh Miriam Meislik, Mary Monaghan, Eric Schnittke, Miranda Nixon, Alan Bartlett, and Ed Galloway presented at the spring MARAC conference on their own experiences with disaster response. The session was titled "Disasters We Have Known: What We Learned and Other Helpful Tidbits."

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October 2012:

NEH has featured our Disaster Supply Cache Grant and Workshop on their website. Check out the article here. It's also the top feature on their division homepage, NEH Preservation.

Also, Tom Clareson is interviewed in the recent Lyrasis newsletter about AFR Pittsburgh's disaster supply cache and activities.

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September 2012:


National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which awarded us our disaster supply cache grant in 2011, will be featuring the resulting workshop on their website. Stay tuned for more details and the link!

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July 2011:

Alliance for Response Pittsburgh’s new Steering Committee Chair , Miriam Meislik and Marketing/Membership Committee Chair, Miranda Nixon attended the July 2011 Alliance for Response National Leadership Institute in Denver. See Miranda's notes from the meeting here.

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June 2011:

The Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc., a Pittsburgh Alliance for Response member institution, has received an NEH grant to help build a disaster supply cache for Pittsburgh-area cultural heritage organizations. Please see the minutes from our May 10, 2011 meeting for more details.