ICOM Guide to assessing risk for museums

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Produced for the International Council of Museums by Patrick Boylan, this short guide provides a simple tool for identifying and assessing risks from natural disasters or civil and/or armed conflict. This guidance may be useful if you are preparing an Emergency Plan for Accreditation. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download this […]

Preservation of records: Disaster plan

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This template from the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland highlights the key aspects of disaster prevention; preparedness; reaction; recovery and salvage. It discusses security, flooding, storage, fire, information services and microfilming and photocopying, with a prevention continuity checklist. This resource identifies the individual roles and responsibilities of various staff assigned to disaster prevention and […]

Practical collections care: a syllabus

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SHARE Museums East, in collaboration with Collections Trust, have produced a syllabus that provides a framework for designing a practical course in the care of museum collections. The syllabus describes the activities which form the basis of curatorial knowledge and expertise in collections care and encourages a pragmatic approach. It can be used by anyone […]

Spectrum 4.0: Risk management procedure

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The Risk management procedure is the management and documentation of information relating to potential threats to an organisation’s collections and the objects for which it is temporarily responsible. It includes the provision of information enabling preventative measures to be taken as well as documentation supporting disaster planning. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to […]

Business continuity planning for museums and galleries

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Business continuity plans are not an essential requirement for Accreditation, however, the Accreditation Standard requires museums to have a clear and workable emergency plan, which applies to the workforce, to visitors and to collections. This guidance is for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s sponsored bodies, but contains templates, checklists and information which may […]

Building an emergency plan: a guide for museums and other cultural institutions

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The Accreditation Standard requires museums to have a clear and workable emergency plan, which applies to the workforce, to visitors and to collections. This step-by-step guide to developing emergency plans is tailored to meet the specific needs of museums and other cultural institutions. It provides in-depth information to developing a workable plan. Clicking the link on […]

Writing a salvage priority list

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The Accreditation Standard requires museums to have a clear and workable emergency plan, which applies to the workforce, to visitors and to collections. This guidance from the South West Federation of Museums and Galleries provides an eight-step approach to writing a salvage priority list (snatch list) for inclusion as part of a museum’s emergency plan. […]

Ten steps to a museum emergency plan

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The Accreditation Standard requires museums to have a clear and workable emergency plan, which applies to the workforce, to visitors and to collections. This ten-step guide from the South West Federation of Museums and Galleries enables museums to follow a process to either review and refresh an existing emergency plan or to start planning one for […]

Emergency planning e-learning tool

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The Accreditation Standard requires museum to have a clear and workable emergency plan, which applies to the workforce, to visitors and to collections. This resource aims to develop skills, knowledge and understanding through an e-learning course. This resource from the Museum of London enables museums to learn about emergency planning, and address the following issues: […]

Emergency planning toolkit

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The Accreditation Standard requires museums to have a clear and workable emergency plan, which applies to the workforce, to visitors and to collections. This emergency plan template, created by Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, has been designed to be easy to use by simply inserting a museum’s relevant information where prompted. There are lists of […]