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Flood Relief Announcement - January 27.2014

On January 27, 2014, Alberta Culture announced that it will be providing funding to the Archives Society of Alberta to assist with the proper care of archival collections impacted by the 2013 floods in Alberta. This funding is part of a $6 million commitment by the Government of Alberta to help flood-impacted museums and archives. The Archives Society of Alberta will be distributing this funding through the following programs.

  1. For the 2014-2015 Access to Holdings grant, for which applications are due February 14 2014, we included projects of conservation that could be used by archives impacted by floods. Our Access to Holdings grant will continue to include disaster recovery priorities for the 2015-2016 grant year.  These grants are only available to ASA Institutional members.
  2. For the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 years, the ASA will hire a paper conservator.  The conservator will assess archives across the province to ensure they have a full disaster preparedness plan and will educate our Institutional members on how to respond to disaster. The conservator will also be available for Institutional members affected by the floods to help assess damage.
  3. The ASA will explore the possibilities of additional initiatives to address broad, long-term conservation strategies and efforts related to flood impacts.  

For information on Institutional membership criteria, click here

If you have any questions regarding these programs, please contact Rene Georgopalis, Executive Director and Archives Advisor of the ASA at reneg@archivesalberta.org or 780-424-2697.

As more information about the programs become available, information will be posted on our website here.


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