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Emergency Planning – Training Day

14th March at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

This session will cover the challenges of turning a museum’s Emergency Plan into a clear, workable Plan, as required by Museums Accreditation. It will include reviewing your Plan, risk assessments, communicating and testing your Plan and working with the emergency services. The day will be a mix of talks, discussions and practical activities.


Who is it for?

Anyone who is involved with emergency planning for museum collections. An Emergency Plan should exist for the museum and this should be brought along to the session, as well as details of where the museum’s emergency kit is kept and what is in it.


What will I learn?

Reviewing your existing Emergency Plan

Reviewing your risk assessments/health and safety

Testing your Plan

Training staff and volunteers


10.00 – 10.30  Coffee and Registration, Welcome

10.30 – 11.00 Museum Accreditation requirements for Emergency Planning

11.00 – 12.00 Reviewing your Emergency Plan

12.00 – 12.30 Emergency Kits

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch *Please bring your own packed lunch, or feel free to use the café.

13.30 -14.30 Working with the emergency services

14.30 – 15.00 Practical session – testing your Plan with imaginary scenarios

15.00 – 15.20 Tea

15.20 – 16.00 Communicating your Plan

16.00 – 16.30 Discussion and Evaluation

Session Leader

Helena Jaeschke, ACR, is an accredited objects conservator who trained in archaeological conservation. As the Conservation Development Officer for the South West Museum Development Programme, she provides free advice and support for museums in the region.




14th March
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Wheal Martyn Carthew St Austell, PL268XG United Kingdom
United Kingdom