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
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.