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.
Here you can find further resources to help with the Spectrum procedure Emergency planning for collections. For the procedure itself follow this link.
This template 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 syllabus provides a framework for designing a practical course in the care of museum collections. It 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 designing collections care courses for entry level learners.
This guide outlines security guidance and operational procedures in museums, archives and libraries, including information on security staffing, government indemnity, criminal activity, alarms, fires and bombs.
This resource outlines sources of external expert advice that should be consulted as part of an on-going programme of security maintenance, revision and improvement.
This resource outlines the minimum standard for the specification of emergency exits. This standard is usually required for museums under the Government Indemnity Scheme, but is a useful guideline for all museums when managing risks to their collections.
This practical guide outlines procedures for responding to the activation of fire and intruder alarms in museums.
This practical guide outlines procedures for reporting and recording security incidents in museums and galleries.
This short practical guide explores key security in museums and galleries.
This practical guide outlines procedures for the prevention of fire in museum buildings, with particular reference to the protection of museum collections.
This practical guide outlines the use of fire and intruder alarms in museums, with particular reference to collections.
This practical guide outlines the use of CCTV in museums.
This brief introduction to threats to museum collections places particular emphasis on some of the reasons for theft. This resource is drawn from presentations at the security seminars funded by Arts Council England and hosted by the Collections Trust in 2012/2013, as part of the Building Capacity in Museum Security project.
This document from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office provides guidance for visitor attractions for effective contingency planning against terrorism. It aims to enable planning, awareness and, in the event of an accident, the effective response of staff on site to manage the safety of visitors and staff.
This resource, developed by Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, SHARE Museums East and Collections Trust, provides an introduction to the assessment and management of risk in the context of the care of museum 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.
This ten-step guide enables museums to follow a process to either review and refresh an existing emergency plan or to start planning one for the first time.
This resource enables museums to learn about emergency planning through an e-learning course.
This emergency plan template has been designed to be easy to use by simply inserting a museum’s relevant information where prompted. The template has been designed so that a plan is produced for fire, flood and leak, for each room or area, both display and storage, on the site.