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Case study: fire at Uppark House, Petersfield

These resources from WestSussex.info, The National Trust and The Independent discuss the fire at Uppark House, Petersfield on 30 August 1989, caused by a workman’s blowtorch whilst repairing lead flashing on the roof, just two days before the work was due to be completed. The house was completely restored. Restoration was a cheaper insurance settlement than complete payout for a total loss.

This case study is relevant to Accreditation requirement 2.8 Expert assessment of security arrangements: ‘The museum must obtain expert security advice for stored and exhibited collections at least every five years, and earlier if needed. It must plan to act on the advice over time.’

Clicking the links on this page will open these resources to view on the WestSussex.info, National Trust and The Independent websites.

Date created: 1994

Author: WestSussex.info, The National Trust, The Independent

Publisher: WestSussex.info, The National Trust, The Independent