Have you ever wondered how a museum and its staff might be doing years after a major disaster? What lessons were learned and not learned? Established in 1832, Jackson Barracks has served as a home for thousands of US soldiers defending the Louisianan coastline, setting off to serve overseas and helping Louisiana citizens during emergencies. The Louisiana National Guard Museum and Library at Jackson Barracks has been a part of the New Orleans community since 1974. Thirteen years ago post Hurricane Katrina flooding inundated the facility with 6-12’ of polluted water. Recovery efforts included collections rescue and cleaning, construction of a new building, and the regeneration of the collections management and exhibit programs. Attendees will get a tour of the Katrina Response exhibit by the curator who experienced the flood. Interactive exercises in building personal and institutional resiliency will be shared. “Behind the scenes” access and hands-on demonstrations of textile cleaning, collections processing and storage will give participants a chance to view optimal building design and experience post-disaster collections recovery and management.
Ticket price: $15.00