Founded in 2006, DDAT has dedicated itself to its mission to “coordinate emergency preparedness planning, awareness, and disaster mitigation among the agencies, institutions, and repositories that create and manage the cultural heritage of Delaware.”

This website contains information about the organization, a member directory, information on becoming a member, an event calendar, photos of past DDAT events, and selected resources.

Check out the Past Events page to learn more about DDAT's most recent training programs!


Claudia F. Leister Fellowship
project proposal applications are now available!! 
for more information, or to apply click here

On Monday, June 13, Pat Young & Sharon Fickeissen traveled to the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover to paint DDAT’s newly acquired Supply Pod. The Pod is a decommissioned Connex container used by the military as a storage container in Iraq. The pod is currently waiting to be moved to its final location on the tarmac, at which time we will finish the paint job, complete with the DDAT logo. Then we fill it and its contents will become accessible to our member organizations to support their disaster responses.

Resource of the Month
Check back each month to learn about a different disaster preparedness and recovery resource!

July's Resource

Mary-Lou Florian's book "Heritage Eaters- Insects and Fungi in Heritage Collections" is now converted to digital form and is available -free at courtesy of the UBC cIRcle digital library, Vancouver, BC.Ca. It will be available by Google shortly. Despite its age, it is still valid. This book has wonderful images of insect eggs, larva and parts of museum and world wide household pests.

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

DEMA is offering G-205 Recovery from Disaster, on November 29-30, 2017 from 9:00-4:30 each day.  This is one of the required courses in The Advanced Professional Series. To register, click the link below, then course enrollment. For information on how to create an account in the Delaware Learning Center, see attached instructions.

Athabasca University's Heritage Resources Management Program is pleased to announce the release of a new course, Heritage and Risk Management.  This course will run in the upcoming Fall semester, September 5th to December 15th.  Full details of the course may be found here: 

The main goal of HERM 672 is to build knowledge for disaster risk management for cultural heritage sites and collections. It examines how cultural heritage may be impacted by different types of disasters, and how cultural values can be changed or transformed during crises and disasters. In doing so, the course shows that cultural heritage is not only a victim in disasters and armed conflict; rather it can actively be a driver for resilience and can potentially contribute to disaster risk reduction and disaster recovery.

This course focuses on the measures and actions that cultural heritage professionals should undertake before, during, and after a disaster. This course is unique in Canada in that it examines existing international, national, and local frameworks for the protection of cultural heritage, while offering students the flexibility of an online, distance based learning environment.

If you are interested in taking this course this September, please contact our office before August 1st at or Toll Free by telephone at 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6721.


If you would like to discuss how this course may fit into your current or past academic work, or if you have any other questions, please contact the Heritage Resources Management Program Director, Dr. Shabnam Inanloo at  or 780-458-1105 / 1-855-337-8590.

Safety News

Dehumidifiers Recalled due to Fire Hazard

Dehumidifiers from many manufactures, going back before 2008, have been recalled due to a fire hazard.  I know that many of you have dehumidifiers in your collection and work spaces, so this may be relevant to you.  The link with information and instructions is:

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