Practical Approaches to Disaster Preparations

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A Disaster Preparedness / Emergency Response Plan is one of the 5 core documents listed by the American Alliance of Museums “because they are fundamental for basic professional museum operations and embody core museum values and practices.” Whether you are dealing with a minor leak or a major fire, responding effectively to an emergency requires adequate preparation. Creating a robust emergency management program at your cultural institution will help create a culture of prevention and preparedness. It will prepare your staff to respond to the challenge of salvaging collections and returning to fulfilling your institutional mission. This four week course will discuss initiating an emergency planning effort, writing an emergency plan, assembling and training a recovery team, and evaluating and maintaining readiness.

Instructor: Rebecca Elder

Course Start Date: April 1, 2019

Duration: 4 weeks