ICOM Kyoto 2019

25th General Conference

1-7 September 2019

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Are You Ready? Introduction to Disaster Risk Management for Museum Professionals

ICOM’s Disaster Risk Management Committee (DRMC) invites ICOM members for a pre-conference workshop on disaster readiness, response, and resilience, hosted by the Kyoto National Museum. Participants will learn the basic principles and terminology of DRM, an overview of disaster planning and preparedness, with practical exercises for documentation, evacuation, and salvage of museum collections.

Lead instructors for the workshop are Corine Wegener, ICOM DRMC / Director, Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative and Samuel Franco Arce, ICOM DRMC / Program Coordinator, Blue Shield Guatemala.

What is the aim of the activity?
To provide museum professionals an introduction to disaster risk management principles specific to museums and collecting institutions.

Why is Disaster Risk Management important for the future of tradition?
It is the ethical and professional responsibility of museum professional to prepare to protect collections from damage in disasters and preserve them for future generations.

Why attend?
Museum professionals are by necessity the first responders when disasters threaten collections. The 'Are You Ready?' workshop will help museum professionals better understand their risks and how to contribute to planning at their own institutions.

31 August 2019
Kyoto National Museum
Free (Pre-registration is required)
* To register, email Nana Kaneko at kanekon@si.edu before 15 July 2019.
* Limited to the first 50 participants.
* Lunch and breaks are included.
* Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring note-taking materials.
English with some Japanese translation

→Link to the Agenda