On January 23, 2020 a fire destroyed the iconic building at 70 Mulberry street in the heart of Manhattan’s Chinatown. The building was also home to MOCA’s collections and research center, where the entirety of our 85,000+ archives were stored. Fortunately the fire never reached our archives but the thousands of gallons of water needed to put out the flames did. Initially we feared that everything was lost but with the guidance, support, and aid of several New York City agencies and over 400 volunteers—MOCA was able to recover 95% of the archives; we estimate that over 85% of the Collections will need restoration. The materials, which have been professionally dried, will be housed and cared for at the MOCA Workshop, our newly renovated collections and research center located at 3 Howard Street.