Emergency Preparedness Planning for Museums
Thursday, August 4
Thursday, August 4
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
This program is presented by the Michigan Alliance for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (MAACH) in association with MMA.
Collecting institutions have a responsibility to preserve their collections for future generations, yet man-made or natural disasters can place staff and collections at risk. Floods, leaks, power outages, chemical spills, bomb threats or suspicious objects, pest infestations, mold, theft or fire can damage collections. The effective management of emergency situations can prevent them from becoming disasters. Advanced planning can enable institutions of any size or budget to identify risks and mitigate potential damage to collections.
Topics to be covered include:
- Disaster planning
- Risk assessment
- Critical incident response plan
- Emergency protocols
- Response team preparedness
- Evaluating and mitigating risks
- Prioritizing collections recovery
- Case study
There will be some hands-on and facilitated breakout sessions, such as filling out a risk assessment, creating a preparedness plan outline based on your institution, using the Emergency Response wheel to discuss responses for different types of collections and a mock disaster role-playing exercise (time permitting).
Cost is $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Members — You must log in before registering to get the member price.
If you wish to register multiple people from the same institution, please use this form and mail or fax to MMA (instructions on form).
Cost includes light breakfast, boxed lunch and a Heritage Preservation Emergency Response and Salvage wheel.
Presenters include Barbara Heller, Director and Conservator of Special Projects, Detroit Institute of Arts; Katie Nelson, Collections Manager, Kingman Museum; and Josephine Shea, Curator, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House.
NOTE: We must have a minimum of 12 registrations. If we receive less than 12, those who registered and paid will receive a full refund.