Date(s) - 16/12/2015
10:00 am - 4:15 pm
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
Deborah Walton (UCM Regional Conservation Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough), Andor Vince (Collections Care Officer, Fitzwilliam Museum) and Annette French (on behalf of Accreditation Advice for the East of England, Regional Museum Development Manager, SHARE Museums East)
An essential day’s training for anyone who needs to better prepare their museum for dealing with an emergency situation, be it fire, flood or blocked gutters. Emergency planning is also an important element in gaining and maintaining accreditation.
This course will:
- Discuss updated emergency planning requirements for Accreditation, look in detail at the Accreditation guidance, and consider some of the pitfalls to avoid when developing your emergency plan
- Discuss an existing emergency planning template, and how this might be applied to your museum
- Introduce tabletop exercises and simulations of emergency situations, and explore how you can use these in your museum to test your plans and design your own to test situations most likely to occur on your site
There will also be an opportunity to discuss your museum’s emergency plan as a group and identify future training and support needs.
By the end of the day, participants will:
- Be up to date with accreditation requirements pertaining to emergency planning
- Be familiar with an emergency planning template and how it could be used in their museum
- Know how to use tabletop scenarios to inform their emergency plan
- Feel confident about improving their own emergency plan
Refreshments will be provided but please make your own arrangements for lunch.
Please note: Due to the limited number of places available on this course, for the time being we are only able to confirm one place per museum. If you would like to request a second place, please do fill in the booking form and leave a note in the “comments” box, and we will be in touch if additional places are available closer to the date.
Bookings are closed for this event.