Disaster Planning for Museums Workshop

The Mississippi Museums Association presents:

“Oh My God! What Do We Do Now?”
Disaster Planning and Response for Museums

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Disasters can come at us from any direction, at any time. Disasters are usually unpredictable, but you still have to find a way to deal with them, preferably before they happen!

The workshop will be led by panelists Cheryl Munyer of the National Park Service, Rebecca Jones, of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and Jan Anglin, of the Tishomingo County Archives & History Museum.

Topics will include components of a written disaster plan, a personal look at disaster planning, prioritizing what you would save, and federal grants for risk assessment. Participants will also play an interactive table-top disaster response game and receive hands-on training for treating wet paper items.

Location:
Jackson, MS
Historic Preservation Board Room of the Capers Building
(next to the Old Capitol Museum)
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Cost:
$20 for MMA members, and $25 for non-members.

Please mail your check and contact information to MMA, P.O. Box 638, Jackson, MS, 39205 before November 6.

For more information, contact Robin Person at 601-442-2901 or rperson@mdah.state.ms.us.

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