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Emergency Preparedness Summit at NEMA 2011

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 7, 2011 in conferences |

Hot off the presses, and this sounds really interesting (though I have an admitted fascination with disaster preparedness). As a recognized leader in the field of emergency preparedness for cultural institutions, the New England Museum Association and COSTEP-MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness for Massachusetts) invite you to a special ‘summit meeting’ of professionals from all […]

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Hurricane Irene Prep

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 26, 2011 in learning opportunities |

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting to bring you a roundup of emergency preparedness links, in anticipation of Hurricane Irene this weekend. Even if she fizzles out (which certain of us would really appreciate, ok, Irene?), it’s good to be prepared, and to learn about helping your museum be prepared. The NEDCC, always prepared, sent […]

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NEDCC Risk Assessment Seminar

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 4, 2011 in professional development |

Remember a few weeks ago we talked about the NEDCC’s webinar on risk assessment for disaster planning? It had limited spaces open, and came and went last week. Luckily for those of us who couldn’t attend the initial webinar, the lovely folks at NEDCC have made it available for viewing at any time. Check it […]

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Free Webinar from NEDCC: Risk Assessment for Disaster Planning

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 13, 2011 in professional development |

NEDCC (that’s the New England Document Conservation Center) is celebrating May Day and Preservation Week by offering a great free webinar about risk assessment and disaster planning. Here’s what they say about it: NEDCC is offering a free introductory webinar on Risk Assessment for those who are beginning to work on a disaster plan or […]

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Update on the Egyptian National Museum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 29, 2011 in museums in the news |

The Egyptian National Museum is still not entirely safe, unfortunately. Turns out that it’s right next door to the national headquarters for Egypt’s ruling party, the focus of much of the protesters’ ire. Said building is still on fire, and firefighters worry that if the building is destabilized because of the fire, it will collapse…right […]

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Egyptian National Museum in danger

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 28, 2011 in museums in the news |

Breaking news from Cairo, where government protesters have been filling the streets for several days now: fires are breaking out near the Egyptian National Museum. The whole country is in a communications lockdown, so reporting is very much in flux. Reuters has confirmed however that the Egyptian army has been called out to secure the […]

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Free Disaster Management Training from FEMA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 27, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

Are you interested in disaster management? Even if you’re not, this is a terrific opportunity to get some free training and a very useful line on your resume. FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, runs a series of disaster management courses called ICS – Incident Command System. It’s basically a management system – figuring […]

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