Being prepared and identifying the potential threats to one’s institution are the best ways of reducing risks to cultural collections.
Organizations cannot move ahead to the development of an emergency plan without a clear-eyed understanding of the areas where their institution is most vulnerable to loss and damage.
This webinar focuses on the general risks facing cultural institutions, how to perform a site survey to identify your organization’s greatest risks, and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. An institution’s corporate culture (beliefs and values), policies, and procedures is also discussed. Guest speaker Donia Conn offers sample templates for performing a risk assessment, from small to complex.
Donia Conn is a book and paper conservator as well as an independent consultant for small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions. She has worked in the fields of conservation and preservation for over 20 years.