PreserveIT! 2019: Disasters

Fri. Apr 26, 2019 at 10:00am - Sat. Apr 27, 2019 at 4:00pm PDT
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People protect what they love most.  Whether it’s formalized in museums and archives or on an individual basis, societies have continued to develop ways to preserve and share their most treasured items. But what happens when disaster strikes? When an institution catches fire? A neighborhood floods? A website gets hacked?...

Join us for PreserveIT! 2019 as we explore disasters and their impact on preservation across industries. Featuring speakers, demonstrations, and displays, we’ll dive into challenges for professional archivists and amateur collectors. From disaster planning and prediction to recovery and restoration, hear real-life stories from the people working to protect our personal and public cultural heritage. 


  • 10:30 AM – Dann Sears, Aberdeen Museum of History – Preparing for (& Surviving) Fire Disasters

  • 11:30 AM – Carl Leon, Seattle Office of Emergency Management – Disaster Preparedness

  • 12:30 PM – Robert Schmuck, Living Computers – Collector’s Guide to Storing Vintage Electronics

  • 1:00 PM – Keith Perez, Living Computers – Reading Archaic Media

  • 2:00 PM – Ted Sitterley, Belfor – Disaster Preparedness: Setting Up Your Toolbox

  • 3:00 PM – Nives Mestrovic, Frye Art Museum – Roll Up Your Sleeves: Navigating Leaks in Museums

  • All Day – Body Team 12 (2015) Screening & Disaster Board Games


  • 10:30 AM – Corey Nachreiner, WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. – Surviving a Digital Apocalypse: Why Lack of Cybersecurity Could Cause a Real Disaster

  • 12:00 PM – Vicky de Monterey Richoux, VashonBePrepared – Household & Neighborhood Preparedness

  • 1:00 PM – Dr. Peter Neff, University of Washington – Antarctic Ice Memory: Atmospheric Chemistry & Climate from Layers & Bubbles

  • 2:00 PM – Megan Levy, University of Washington – Cascadia Coming: Earthquakes, Seattle, & the “Big One”

  • 3:00 PM – Steve Malone, University of Washington – Documenting Volcanic Eruptions: The Preservation of Mount St. Helens Seismic Data

  • All Day – Racing Extinction (2015) Screening & Board Games

Event supported by Belfor.

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Living Computers: Museum + Labs 2245 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
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