Here Are MoMA’s Conservation Emergency Guidelines [Updated]

Conservators cleaning a tapestry at St. John the Divine in New York in 2001. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

MoMA PS1’s director, Klaus Biesenbach, just tweeted the museum’s “emergency guildelines for art disasters” for artists and dealers in need. Included are details about how to handle paintings, photographs, works on paper, media, drawings and books that have been damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Have a look here.

Update, 2:45 p.m. MoMA is teaming up with conservators from the American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team to host a consortium on saving flood-damaged works. The event is this Sunday, Nov. 4, from noon to 2 p.m.. at the museum.