Arts organizations impacted by Hurricane Harvey are just beginning the process of dealing with damaged assets. Music libraries, archives, costume and scenery shops, and a host of related specialty production departments are beginning to sift through material to see what can be salvaged and repaired. Fortunately, there may be some resources to help with those tasks.
Joe Patti recently wrote an article at ArtsHacker.com that examines the role preservation groups and conservation services can play in assisting with repair and restoration work.
The fact is the work that many of the regional preservation groups do encompasses projects outside visual arts and architectural features. They are much better equipped to effect repairs and recovery to sensitive damaged materials than most industrial and general cleaning companies.