Building an emergency plan: a guide for museums and other cultural institutions

Dorge, Valerie and Jones, Sharon L. (1999) Building an emergency plan: a guide for museums and other cultural institutions. Manual. The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 272p. ISBN 0-89236-529-3. [Book]


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Abstract (in English)

Building an Emergency Plan provides a step-by-step guide that a cultural institution can follow to develop its own emergency preparedness and response strategy.This workbook is divided into three parts that address the three groups generally responsible for developing and implementing emergency procedures—institution directors, emergency preparedness managers, and departmental team leaders—and discuss the role each should play in devising and maintaining an effective emergency plan. Several chapters detail the practical aspects of communication, training, and forming teams to handle the safety of staff and visitors, collections, buildings, and records. Emergencies covered include natural events such as earthquakes or floods, as well as human-caused emergencies, such as fires that occur during renovation. Examples from the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, the Museo de Arte Popular Americano in Chile, the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, and the Seattle Art Museum show how cultural institutions have prepared for emergencies relevant to their sites, collections, and regions. Available in English, French, and Spanish in downloadable PDF editions and in a bound edition from the Getty Store (French and Spanish only)

Item Type: Book (Manual)
Dorge, Valerie
Jones, Sharon L.
Corporate Authors: Getty Conservation Institute
Languages: English
Keywords: risk preparedness; emergency programs; emergency plans; case studies; museums; planning; management; handbooks; manuals
Subjects: E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
G. DETERIORATION > 05. Prevention of deterioration
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Barbados Museum and Historical Society; Museo de Arte Popular Americano in Chile; Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, USA; Seattle Art Museum show how cultural institutions
Institutions & Partners: Getty Conservation Institute
Number of Pages: 272
ISBN: 0-89236-529-3
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 14:36
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 14:36

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