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Lets Get Prepared: Newcastle and Hunter Region

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Let’s Get Prepared is a series of workshops and resources to help you navigate the challenges of disaster planning. Presented regionally by Museums & Galleries of NSW for museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural organisations as well as others in the cultural sector, the workshop is tailored to the region. It covers traditional disaster planning as well as theory, practical examples, cost and resource effective measures and focuses on collaboration and networking.

The workshop will run from 10am - 3:30pm with light lunch and refreshments provided.
For those that are able to stay longer we will continue the conversation with a casual networking afternoon tea from 3:30-4:30pm

We know organisations have many demands on time and money and that the sector needs easy to use templates and straight forward steps that will allow you to improve your disaster readiness. The Let’s Get Prepared program has been designed to prioritise actions that can be implemented quickly and make the most difference to your organisation. It is a practical workshop that you can use to better prepare yourself against flood, fire, extreme weather as well as less obvious disasters such as pests and mould. 

This program covers the following:

  • Why do you need a Collection Disaster Plan?
  • Clear guidance for you and your organisation on
    - What collection objects are a priority.
    - Who to contact before, during and after a disaster.
    - Where to get more help
  • Key elements of a Collection Disaster Plan 
    - Understanding the risks to your collection and building
    - Prevention and preparation for these risks
    - How to respond to the disaster
    - How to recover post-disaster

Participants will receive copies of up to date resources such as the AICCM Calendar, and ALL IS NOT LOST: The Collection Recovery Book as well as be able to access ongoing support through follow ups and information on accessing expertise and funds in times of need.

Participants will also be invited take part in a 2-4 hour follow up session later in the year to share progress, ask questions and check in with colleagues.

Contact: Dale Maxwell-Smith
0412425047 (Wednesday to Friday)

Thank you to our our venue partner Newcastle Museum for hosting this workshop and providing event support.

The program has been developed by Disaster Preparedness consultant, Tegan Anthes and Museums & Galleries of NSW staff with support from other experts and stakeholders within the sector with funding from Create NSW.

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