Today, Sunday, November 4, at 12:00 p.m., The Museum of Modern Art's conservation staff and speakers from the American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) will conduct a series of workshops to help the many artists and galleries whose works were affected by Hurricane Sandy. They will provide suggestions and answer questions on how to safely handle damaged paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, and other artistic and cultural materials. Visit MoMA.org for more information on this program.
MoMA has also issued Immediate Response for Collections, a document offering step-by-step guidelines for dealing with artworks damaged by flooding, and the museum will continue to lend knowledge and support to those caring for collections affected by the storm.
If you are in a position to help others, you may want to visit nyc.gov for information on making donations and nycservice.org for information on volunteer opportunities. Visitors to MoMA will also find a collection box in the Museum's lobby, with proceeds to be donated to relief efforts in Greater New York.
If you have suggestions as to how MoMA can even better serve those affected by the storm, feel free to contact the museum at email@example.com.