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The Northeast Ohio Alliance for Response (NEOAFR) is an organization of individuals from not-for-profit cultural institutions and allied professionals and volunteers that provides planned events and opportunities for education and outreach.  NEOAFR also shares information with its mailing list and the communities it serves in support of disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and continuity of operations. NEOAFR is currently working in conjunction with the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management to create a county-by-county list of cultural and performing arts organizations to provide emergency first responders with up-to-date information.  If you work at a gallery, library, museum, archive, theater, dance company, performing arts organization, historical society or a historic home or village, come join the conversation as a part of the Northeast Ohio Alliance for Response (NEOAFR).  For more information or to be put on the NEOAFR mailing list contact Holly Witchey (


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Upcoming Event:

Free webinar - Wednesday, September 8, 2021  - 10:30-11:30 EST

The Preservation of a Tribute Gift to the Flight 93 National Memorial and the Legacy of 9/11 - Textile Conservator Jane Hammond will discuss her work to preserve a tribute gift part of the Flight Night 93 National Memorial (U.S. National Parks Service). The fire fighter's jacket, itself decorated with tributes from visitors to the memorial, will be part of an exhibition And Yet We Rise 20 Years Remembrance of September 11th on display at the U.S. Embassy in London September 1st. 2021 - March 7th. 2022. The webinar is free but registration is required. Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Recent Past Events: 

On January 13, 2021, cultural heritage professionals from around northeast Ohio met to hear presentations about how three institutions weathered the pandemic. Sarah Scaturro, the Eric and Jane Nord Chief Conservator from the Cleveland Museum of Art, Tom Clareson, Project Director for the Performing Arts Readiness Project (PAR), and Ruth Zeager, Executive Director of the Chagrin Falls Historical Society, shared their stories with attendees.