Risk Assessment and Emergency Planning Course

Is your museum struggling to find the time and resources to perform risk evaluation and/or develop an emergency plan? This course is designed to help you overcome those challenges through lectures, readings, assignments, and discussion. Those who wish to do so can finish the course with a completed emergency plan for their institution. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will:

  • Understand the basic principles of emergency preparedness for cultural heritage institutions.
  • Define the Incident Command System and explain its importance.
  • Determine salvage priorities.
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment.
  • Be able to apply the FAIC’s REPP tools to their own institution.
  • Choose an appropriate emergency plan template and apply it to their own institution.
  • Implement the plan in their own institution, including training their staff and keeping the plan updated.

Format

Dates: January 15th - March 8th

Participants will meet live over Zoom each Tuesday between January 18 and March 8, 2022, from 10-11 a.m. ET. These live sessions will be dedicated to discussion. Participants will be expected to review the weekly recorded lecture and any readings in advance of each discussion session.

Registration fee: $125

This course is presented as a partnership between the New England Museum Association and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation's Connecting to Collections Care program, and was made possible in part with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Week1 (January 15-21)
Week 1 Readings
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Week 1 Lecture
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Week 1 Slides
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Discussion: What questions would you like to discuss in class?
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Discussion: What are the obstacles that could keep you from creating your plan? How can we support you with this class?
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Week 1 Class Session - Zoom link
01/18/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
01/18/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
Who's On The Team Worksheet
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Class Resource List
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Week 2 (January 22-28)
Week 2 Lecture
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Week 2 Readings
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Week 2 Slides
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Discussion: What do you want to discuss in class?
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Discussion: Have you assembled your team? How did that go?
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Discussion: Who do you want to involve in risk assessment? How will you involve them?
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Week 2 Class Session - Zoom link
01/25/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
01/25/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
Week 3 - Work Week (January 29 - February 4)
Discussion: What questions would you like to discuss in class?
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Week 3 Class Session - Zoom link
02/01/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
02/01/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
Week 4 (February 5-11)
Week 4 Readings
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Week 4 Lecture
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Week 4 Slides
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Discussion: What questions would you like to discuss in class?
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Discussion: How has your risk assessment gone so far? What have you done? What have you discovered?
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Week 4 Class Session - Zoom link
02/08/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
02/08/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
Week 5 (February 12-18)
Week 5 Readings
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Week 5 Lecture
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Week 5 Slides
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Discussion: What questions would you like to discuss in class?
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Discussion: How will you attack writing your procedures? What procedures do you need? Who will be involved? this class? have you done? What have you discovered?
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Week 5 Class Session - Zoom link
02/15/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
02/15/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
Salvage Priorities Exercise
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Wet Salvage Exercise Instructions
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Week 6 (February 19-25)
Week 6 Readings
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Week 6 Lecture
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Week 6 Slides
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Discussion: What questions would you like to discuss in class?
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Discussion: How will you structure the writing of your plan? How will you make sure it gets done?
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Discussion: What steps will you take to implement your plan?
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Tabletop Powerpoint
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Wet Salvage Exercise Instructions
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Week 6 Class Session - Zoom link
02/22/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
02/22/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
Week 7 (February 26-March 4
Week 7 Readings
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Week 7 Lecture
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Week 7 Slides
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Discussion: What questions would you like to discuss in class?
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Discussion: What do you have to do to finish? What obstacles will get in your way? How will you overcome them?
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Wet Salvage Exercise Instructions
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Week 7 Class Session - Zoom link
03/01/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
03/01/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
Week 8 - Work Week (March 5-11)
Discussion: What questions would you like to discuss in class?
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Week 8 Class Session - Zoom link
03/08/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
03/08/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
Certificate of Completion
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