When the Inevitable Happens...Again: Protecting Museum Collections from Earthquake Damage
When floors jolt, walls crack, and buildings sway, what happens to priceless works of art? While California leads the world in efforts to lessen earthquake damage to its critical infrastructure, its spectacular museums and collections are also at risk. Former head of antiquities conservation Jerry Podany discusses how the Getty Museum has prepared for inevitable, yet unpredictable, earthquakes and championed the efforts of seismic damage mitigation for museum collections worldwide.
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