Recovering Water Damaged Documents, Photographs & Heirlooms
As our thoughts are with those affected by Harvey and as Irma approaches and many still recover from previously devastating storms, let’s take a moment to share some resources to help you or loved ones or friends salvage water-damaged documents, photographs, heirlooms, and more.
The reminder to disseminate this information initially came from The Heirloom Registry reposting some information provided by Maureen Taylor (The Photo Detective) that pointed to a post from the Galveston Historical Foundation, Flooded & Wet: DIY Heirloom Recovery.
If a disaster has struck and you have water damaged heirlooms et al, here are some resources that might help:
· Disaster Response & Recovery (American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works)
· Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms (Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FEMA))
· 8 Steps for Protecting Water-Damaged Photos (Ancestry.com blog)
· A Consumer Guide for Recovery of Water-Damaged Traditional and Digital Prints (Image Permanence Institute)
· Preserve Your Stuff After Water Damage (Library of Congress)
· Resources for Conserving Flood Damaged Photos, Antiques and Heirlooms (South Carolina State Museum)
We hope that you never have to experience a disaster and if you do, and you are safe (most important of all), all is hopefully not lost regarding your “stuff,” as there are ways you might successfully recover any water-damaged valuable documents, photographs, and heirlooms.
What other resources for recovering water-damaged photographs, heirlooms and more are you aware of?
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