iSchool Preservation Clinic

Join the UT iSchool on Saturday, 4/24, from 10 – 11:30 AM, to learn how to safeguard your family treasures. Members of the public are invited to schedule a one-on-one, online consultation with a preservation professional. Bring your special items – books, documents, photos, or otherwise – to discover how to help your keepsakes live on for future generations.

RSVP and schedule your consultation at: This event is part of Preservation Week, an annual event hosted by the American Library Association.


In INF 385T, Disaster Planning and Response, we explore disaster preparedness and recovery for cultural heritage collections impacted by flood, fire, mold, and more. Here, we use a shake table to simulate two earthquake storage strategies for artworks of varying shapes. The artworks featured here are played by a set of Duplo blocks.

An introduction to our earthquake demo in INF 385T, Disaster Planning and Response.

Read more about the earthquake storage strategies highlighted in this video:

Agbabian, M.S., Ginell, W.S., Masri. S.F. and Nigbor. R.L. “Evaluation of earthquake damage mitigation method for museum objects.” Studies in Conservation 36 (1991) 111-120.