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The first round of Alliance for Response forums inspired the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to sponsor a second series of four regional forums in 2007. These meetings – modeled on the national Alliance for Response program and including Heritage Preservation as a partner – marked the first time a state emergency management agency had funded a program related to cultural heritage.

California Alliance for Response was a partnership between the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the California Preservation Program, the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, the Cultural Property Protection Group, the National Archives and Records Administration, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, UC San Diego, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories.

Chair

Julie Page

Resources developed by California Alliance for Response

Kick-off forum brochure

California Alliance for Response Kick-off Forums

September 19, 2006: Getty Center, Los Angeles
September 21, 2006: Prado at Balboa Park, San Diego
September 25, 2006: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
September 27, 2006: Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Agenda Representative of all Four Forums (PDF)
Summary (PDF)
Planning Committee (PDF)
Summary of Forum Evaluations (PDF)
Press Release: Effort to Strengthen Ties Between California First Responders, Cultural Heritage Community Launched at Getty Center (PDF)

The mission of California Alliance for Response was to put in place the necessary processes, resources, and people to ensure preservation of the cultural property, libraries, and archives in California in the event of major emergencies, including earthquakes, floods, fires, or terrorist attacks.

Forums were held in September 2006 at four locations:

September 19: Getty Center, Los Angeles
September 21: Prado at Balboa Park, San Diego
September 25: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
September 27: Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento