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National Disaster Response Scheme - I want to draw your attention to the National Disaster Response Scheme that has been established to assist museums, libraries and archives to immediately respond effectively following an emergency or incident involving water damage to collections.
The scheme has been generously sponsored by the Council of National Cultural Institutions (CNCI) and is available to any museum, library, archive or cultural collection of national or local significance across the 32 counties.
A number of essential and highly-specialised Disaster Response materials are available to handle water damage and mould remediation in the days immediately after a disaster. This includes water absorbent cushions and dehumidifiers to remove water and moisture from a flood or leak site; heavy duty blotting paper to dry wetted collections as well as essential hand tools and smaller useful items for salvaging mixed collections. 
For more details on the scheme contact: cnciconservation@gmail.com 


ICRI - Institute of Conservators Restorers in Ireland formally (IPCRA) Ireland's largest association of trained and experienced conservators & restorers working in the conservation profession. Active in both the private and the museum sectors, our members have expertise in many disciplines, including oil paintings, paper, textiles, furniture, archaeology, ceramics, buildings and display. Our principal aim is the preservation of the island's man-made heritage. www.conservationireland.org/


The Irish Museums Association is an all-Ireland voluntary body founded in 1977 to service the needs, and represent the ideals of the Irish Museum Community www.irishmuseums.org



The Irish Society for Archives exists to promote the place of archives in Irish society. It publishes Irish Archives annually, a twice-annual newsletter and organizes lectures on topics of interest and concern to archivists, the users of archives and the wider public. www.ucd.ie/archives/isa/isa-index.html



The National Trust a conservation charity, protecting historic places and green spaces, and opening them up for ever, for everyone. www.nationaltrust.org.uk