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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 Zoom Webinar – COVID-19 & Collections – Wednesday, October 6, 10:30-11:30

In this lively and accessible presentation, three ICA conservators, Wendy Partridge (paintings), Jane Hammond (textiles), and Claire Curran (objects) will share the latest information in collections care for cultural heritage and performing arts organizations in the current phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attendees will learn the answers to the most frequently asked questions, and there will be plenty of time to ask your own questions. A hand-out of resources will be provided. Because of the changing nature of the information provided this webinar will not be recorded but will be offered again as needed over the coming months.

Register in advance for this meeting:  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Recent Past Events: 

On Wednesday, September 8, 2021 ICA  Textile Conservator Jane Hammond discussed 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, is currently part of an exhibition And Yet We Rise 20 Years Remembrance of September 11th on display at the U.S. Embassy in London until March 7th. 2022.