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Disasters without planning: Lessons for museums

Henderson, Jane ORCID: 1995. Disasters without planning: Lessons for museums. The Conservator 19 , pp. 52-57.

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Flooding at a museum without any disaster plan necessitated an emergency rescue without any preparation. A diary of the rescue is followed by a description of specific issues raised during the rescue.The need for safe and secure work may contradict conservation needs and an example of this in practice is given. The organisation of the disaster raised questions of delegations of responsibilities and working in smaller groups on categories of materials. Financial considerations greatly affected what work could be carried out and the need to address quickly insurance requirements is stressed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: disaster planning, emergency preparedness, museum, insurance, conservation
Additional Information: Published by UKIC a professional body for conservators in the UK. This body was merged into Icon The Institute for conservation and the successor journal JIC, Journal of the Institute for Conservation.
Publisher: United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artisitic works
ISSN: 0140-0096
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Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 13:39

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