"Writing an emergency plan helps the staff accept the fact
that emergencies can happen and that coping with them is primarily
the responsibility of the institution. In the process, staff members
become familiar with the building, emergency procedures and priorities
within the collection.
"Lower Hudson Conference of Historical Agencies & Museums
is a regional service agency providing professional training,
networking and technical assistance support to museums, historical
societies, archives and libraries in the Hudson Valley."
Planning and Recovery Techniques, Lower
If You're first..., Disaster
Response and Recovery, American
Institute for Conservation
The A.R.K.: A Recovery Kit, Emergency
Preparedness and Disaster Response Tools, Northern
States Conservation Center.
The A.R.K.: A Recovery Kit Based on emergency personnels
incident command system, the A.R.K. is used by museums throughout
Minnesota. Created to assist disaster recovery, the A.R.K. leads
staff through the first 24 hours of a museum disaster. Applicable
to any disaster, the kit provides six laminated position description
cards with fill-in resource lists on each, five collection recovery
posters, name tags, permanent marker and recovery priority cards.
Packaged in a waterproof envelope. The kit should be kept in
one to three staff members cars, so it is immediately
Lord, Allyn, and Reno, Carolyn, and Demeroukas, Marie. Steal
This Handbook! A Template For Creating a Museum's Emergency Preparedness
Plan. Columbia, SC: Southeastern Registrars Association, 1994.
Steal This Handbook is a comprehensive book covering
emergency preparedness and response for every conceivable type
and scale of disaster on historic and non-historic materials.
Written by the Southeastern Registrars Committee of the American
Association of Museums
Records and Records Disaster Mitigation and Recovery: An Instructional
Management, National Archives and Records Administration Instructional
Global Business Network.
"Though the future cannot be predicted, GBN has always
believed that developments can be better anticipated through
the use of rigorous scenario thinking tools. As a pioneer in
scenario consulting and training, GBN has developed an interactive
scenario planning process that allows organizations to explore
several different futures and create more robust long-term strategies."