The threats museum face are numerous -from flooding to fires to chemical spills to pest infestation.

Proper planning for disasters may not prevent these events but it will help museums and historical institutions in the recovery process from an unfortunate occurrence.

This leaflet contains lists of resources related to specific types of disasters with brief abstracts describing each resource entry.

It also contains a list of online resources that organizations can reference when writing a disaster or emergency preparedness plan.

Technical Leaflet #234 (2006)

For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 21, May Day: Planning for Disaster.