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Back to Basics: Assessing Collection Risks for Emergency Plans

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Date: Thursday 20th January 2022

Are you confident that you know the most vulnerable areas of your collection and that your emergency plan is up to date?

Conservator Jane Thompson-Webb will lead this online training day, split into two sessions, which will cover;

  • risk assessing collections
  • identification of vulnerable collection areas
  • using data to support IPM and environmental monitoring

Participants will be guided on action planning to support their organisation’s emergency plan.

Museums attending this training will be eligible to join the WMMD Benchmarks in Collections Care Programme (commencing March 2022).

Who should attend? 
This event is suitable for anyone who works with collections or has responsibility for museum buildings.

No more than one delegate per organisation.  Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation. 

Delegates must attend both sessions on 20 January to be eligible to take part in the WMMD Benchmarks in Collections Care Programme.

The webinar will be live captioned by MyClearText, through StageText

All participants will receive a Zoom link to the training prior to the event. This will be emailed to the address given in your booking.  If you have not received an email by the day before the event please contact us.  

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Back to Basics: Assessing Collection Risks for Emergency Plans
Thursday 20 January 2022, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

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