Creating an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for Collections

October 17, 2010 // Portland, OR

The AAM reviews emergency and disaster plans as part of the accreditation process and specifies that plans need to address staff, visitors, structures, and collections; however the Heritage Health Index determined that 80% of collecting institutions do not have an emergency or disaster plan that includes collections, including how to prevent and prepare for an emergency, and the components of a comprehensive response and recovery plan. Handouts are provided to assist participants in drafting a tailored Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for their museum.