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The Minnesota Alliance for Heritage Response (MN-AHR) is a statewide network of museums, archives, libraries, performing arts organizations, historic preservation groups, and emergency responders dedicated to preparing for and responding to disasters affecting collections and historic properties. The purpose of the group is to share resources and create an environment of cooperation and preparedness in order to reduce the impact of emergency situations on Minnesota collections and historic properties.

MN-AHR Website
MN-AHR email


Megan Brakob Narvey, Outreach Conservator, Minnesota Historical Society 

Vice Chair
Grant Wilson, Librarian & Archivist, Stearns History Museum


Twin Cities Kick-off Forum
February 1, 2013
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Agenda (PDF)
Summary (PDF)
Participant List (PDF)
Forum Notes (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentations
Opening Remarks, Colin Turner, Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC)
Risks, Threats and Hazards of Tomorrow, John Fruetel, Minneapolis Fire Department
Insurance and Emergency Response, Sue Schuster, Travelers – Inland Marine
Minnesota National Guard, SFC David Whaley, Minnesota National Guard
Collection Management: Museum First Responders, Ross Guthrie, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
When Disaster Strikes, Summer Street, Polygon
Building a Network, Lt. Jeff Rugel, Minneapolis Police Department
Closing Remarks, Colin Turner, MACC
PowerPoint presentations are not for publication.

Minnesota Heritage Responders Training
September 29-30, 2022
Minnesota Historical Society

Participants heard from several experts:
Security and Risk for Museums - Ann Richards, Security & Risk Manager, Minnesota Historical Society

Working with Disaster Recovery Vendors - Gina Dolezal, National Account Manager, Belfor USA, Adam Hartner, General Manager, Belfor Property Restoration

Fire Safety - Maddison Zikmund, Deputy Director & Fire Chief, City of Fridley Public Safety Department

Stabilizing the Building and Drying Damaged Collections - Christine Wiseman, Head, Digital Services Department at Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, Tina Seetoo, Preservation Manager at Delta Flight Museum

Discussion of Next Steps for Minnesota AFR - Megan Narvey, Outreach Conservator, Minnesota Historical Society, Nicole Grabow, Director of Preventive Conservation, Midwest Art Conservation Center

Resources developed by MN-AHR

Prepare Before Meeting with Your Local Responders (PDF)