CERC: Maine grew out of an interest in what Massachusetts has accomplished with disaster planning for cultural institutions through CO-STEP (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness program) and the encouragement of Heritage Preservation. The Maine State Museum secured initial funding for CERC: Maine from the Maine Emergency Management Agency, through Homeland Security, and formed a partnership of key cultural organizations, conservators and emergency management personnel to guide the effort. The Maine State Library will assume leadership of CERC: Maine and integrate it into its regular services on September 1, 2016.
CERC: Maine’s mission is to create awareness among Maine’s cultural institutions of the importance of disaster planning and to help connect those institutions with the resources and people they need to best respond to and recover from a disaster.
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Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition: Maine – Steering Committee
Jon Brandon, East Point Conservation
Molly O’Guinness Carlson, Head Tide Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
Dave Cheever, Maine State Archives
Nancy Crowell, Scarborough Public Library
Bernard Fishman, Maine State Museum
Dwane Hubert, Maine Emergency Management Agency
Howard Lowell, Maine Archives and Museums
Kirk Mohney, Maine Historic Preservation Commission
James Ritter, Maine State Library