Preparing for disaster is one of the most important things a museum can do in order to safeguard its collections and protect staff and visitors from hazards.

This guide provides a primer on disaster preparedness and helps museums understand the process of developing a disaster preparedness/emergency preparedness plan.

It reflects national standards and outlines elements of a disaster preparedness/emergency preparedness plan that are in line with the requirements of the American Alliance of Museums’ Core Documents Verification and Accreditation programs.

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