Module 1: Effective collections emergency planning and salvage

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(Photo by Chadwick H.D., 1906)

Trainer(s): Garin Cael (RMCA, BE), Clare Valentine (NHM-London, UK), Ingela Chef-Holmberg (Swedish National Heritage Board, SE)

Location: Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren (Belgium)

Duration and date: Lunch-to-lunch meeting, 22-23 November 2011

Description of the course:

This seminar is aimed at anyone wanting to write a collections emergency plan it will also function well as an introduction to the topic and cover the essential content required to put together a practical working document.  It will also give additional guidance to those that already have a plan to help review their documents that they have included all essential and practical information.

Day 1 will give an overview of past disasters and cover the basics of what information you need to include in your plan and provide some suggestions for practical training sessions within attendees' home institutions.

Day 2 will cover some practical salvage techniques for dealing with damaged specimens.

Link to the presentations (Only viewable for approved users. If you wish to have access to these presentations you should register on the web-site)

Program:

Day 1

Tuesday 22nd November 2011

1.00pm

Registration and Lunch

1.45pm

Welcome by local organiser – Kim Jacobsen

2.00pm

Introduction – to the group

2.45pm

Past disasters in natural history collections (Peter)

3.15pm

Business Continuity and how Collections Emergency Preparedness Plans fit in (CV)

 

What to include in your Collections Emergency Preparedness Plan (CV)

Scope

Priority lists

Floor plans

Equipment

4.00pm

Break

4.20pm

The Importance of Emergency Planning Case Study – The Situation at the RoyalMuseumfor Central Africa(GC)

5.00pm

Organising and training your Collections Emergency team (GC )

5.20pm

Discussion

5.45pm

Close

6.00pm

Tour of temporary exhibition “Uncensored”

7.00pm

Dinner

Day 2

Wednesday 23rd November 2011

9.00am

Arrival and coffee

9.30am

Levels of disaster – local issue, museum-wide etc. and how to adapt your plan (GC & CV)

10.30am

Specimen Salvage - what to do when you first enter the building to minimise damage (ICH)

11.00am

Coffee

11.20am

Triage - How to assess the damage, stabilise specimens and evacuate material (ICH)

12.00noon

Conservation methods for different materials to recover your specimens (ICH)

12.30pm

Discussion

Parked Items to pick

 

Close

 

For more information, please contact      kim.jacobsen [at] africamuseum.be

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