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Disaster planning and response resources

The following disaster planning and response resources focus on salvaging heritage materials and government records.

Disaster planning and preparedness

Be Prepared: Guidelines for Small Museums for Writing a Disaster Preparedness Plan, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM)

Storing collections in high bushfire risk areas, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM)

Disaster Preparation and Planning, Australian Library and Information Association

Disaster Assistance, California Preservation Program

Disaster Plans, Conservation OnLine

Building an Emergency Plan: A Guide for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions, Getty Publications Virtual Library

Conserv O Grams: Disaster Response and Recovery, National Park Service

dPlan™, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)

Getting Museums and Galleries Prepared for Disasters, Museums and Galleries Queensland

Personal Continuity Plan for Household/Personal Records, RIMPA

Bushfires…Protect Your Precious Possessions, University of Melbourne

Disaster management

Field Guide to Emergency Response, American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Disaster planning and response, salvaging records after a flood or fire, salvaging and treating records affected by mould, disaster management in fire effected areas, disaster contacts, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM)

Queensland Disaster Management Alliance, Local Government Association of Queensland/Department of Emergency Services

ERS: Emergency Response and Salvage free app available for download for Apple, Android and Blackberry, National Centre for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) and Heritage Preservation

Disaster Management website, Queensland Government

AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management–Principles and guidelines, Standards Australia

Organisations

DISACT ('Disaster ACT')

Blue Shield Australia

Blue Shield International

Museum Security Network

Q-DIS (Queensland Disaster Information Network)

US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Case studies

After the Fire: Salvaging the Stores of the Department of Archaeology & Natural History, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian National University.

Art Gallery to Emergency Response Centre–Our Response to the Christchurch Earthquakes, Presented to the NSLA Disaster Preparedness Seminar by Jenny Harper, Director Christchurch Art Gallery, 21 March 2012.

Earthquakes, Compiled for Canterbury Disaster Salvage Team newsletter no. 43 after the devastation of the earthquake experienced in September 2010.

Lessons Learned: Post September 11, 2001, Report by Jennifer L Castro–Collections Manager, Marine Corps Museums Branch, National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Salvage of historic Queensland photographic collection, Article on the efforts of Queensland conservators to save the Sandy Barrie photographic and camera collection damaged during the 2011 floods in Ipswich.