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Regional Heritage Stewardship Program Workshop VI (Guntersville, AL)

  • June 12, 2018

Emergency Planning and Preparedness

One of the most important steps any cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. The creation of an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan is vital to the survival of an institution’s artifacts. 

In this workshop, participants will learn about tools for developing an Emergency Response and Preparedness Plan and the basics of collections salvage. There will be an opportunity to practice hands-on salvage procedures by rescuing a variety of materials from water.

In addition to learning the terminology of emergency planning, the basic components of an emergency preparedness and response plan, and salvage techniques, participants will also learn how to train their staff and fellow employees to ensure that in the event of an emergency, the Plan is followed and the response is efficient and effective.

Speaker: Samantha Forsko, Preservation Specialist, CCAHA

Location: The Gunterville Public Library

Fee: $30 per day, $50 for Workshops V & VI

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Register here.