University of Iowa Museum of Art Implements Disaster Plan

The UI Museum of Art has a disaster plan which was implemented last week. On a proactive basis the fine arts insurance company, Lloyds of London, has provided an emergency response team with fine art expertise. Three out-of-state conservators have been on-site preparing objects to be transported off campus as needed. Professional fine art packers and shippers are assisting museum and university staff. We have security staff on-site 24 hours a day. There has been no significant intrusion of water to the facilities.

Arts campus libraries, including music and art have been closed as if they shouldn’t expect to get back into the buildings until August.

Some flooding photos from yesterday can be seen here:

The School of Art and Art history is the building in the photo, the library is on the second level.

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