This session will introduce participants from the cultural heritage and arts communities to the basics of disaster planning, and present key resources to start developing disaster plans and procedures. Instructors will discuss the most common disasters in Kentucky and surrounding states.
Tuesday, August 15- 10:00am EDT- 11:30am EDT
Session 2- Disaster Response: The First 48 Hours
How do you resume your business after a disaster – whether you’re in an arts organization, a library, or a historical society? This session will discuss business continuity planning and disaster response activities that can be done by organizations or members of disaster recovery networks.
This session looks at the activities that organizations, from the arts to libraries, archives, and museums, can do to handle damage from all types of disasters. Which materials can be treated by your staff, and where might you need outside help from disaster response vendors, conservators, and other organizations?
Your organization has been through a minor emergency or a major disaster. What did you learn from your experience, and what can you do to mitigate future damages to your organization? Learn about mitigation activities that your organization can undertake, as well as funding and support organizations to help you in all stages of disasters.