Training

International Training Activities
Emergency Preparedness and Response

You will find herewith a list of International Training Activities. This list is not comprehensive. Please help us keep this up to date. If you know of any change or any necessary addition, let us know, and we shall be happy to make the necessary changes on this page. The list is classed by Country.

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Australia

WORKSHOP, 2003
Title: Workshop on Risk Management
From: 26th of May 2003 To: 27th of May 2003
Place: City: Brisbane and Sydney
www: http://www.caval.edu.au
Organiser: CAVAL
Contact person: Eve Cornish
E-mail contact: evec@caval.edu.au
Address: CAVAL Collaborative Solutions 4 Park Drive Bundoora, Vic. 3038 Tel: + 61 3 9459 2722 Fax: +61 3 9459 2733
Description: The purpose of this workshop is an examination of risk analysis, mitigation and the application of the Australian/New Zealand standard and other tolls, particularly in relation to libraries and other organisations whose services depend in part on collections.

WORKSHOP, 2001
Title: Workshop on Disaster Management and Recovery
From: 15th of November 2001 To: 16th of November 2001
Place: CAVAL, Caval Archive and Research Materials (CARM)
City: Bundoora
www: http://www.caval.edu.au
Organiser: CAVAL
Contact person: Eve Cornish
E-mail contact: evec@caval.edu.au
Address: CAVAL Collaborative Solutions 4 Park Drive Bundoora, Vic. 3038 Tel: + 61 3 9459 2722 Fax: +61 3 9459 2733
Description: This workshop features practical simulated library and archive disasters. Participants visited a disaster site, retrieve disaster struck library and archive materials and equipment, decide what action should be taken, set up an air drying process, learn how to compile a disaster response manual and how to manage disaster recovery effectively.

Brunei

WORKSHOP, 1998
Title: Emergency Planning and Disaster Management for ASEAN Museums and Heritage Institutions
From: 6th of December 1998 To: 11th of December 1998
Place: City: Bandar Seri Begawan
Organiser: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
www: http://www.aseansec.org
Contact person: Bantong Antaran
E-mail: bmddir@brunet.bn
Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jalan Subock Bandar Seri Begawan Tel: + 673 2 22 37 27 Fax: +673 2 24 27 27
Description: This workshop discussed the types of emergencies and disaster problems that librarians and museums might encounter. It particularly aimed to equip the participants in the fundamental principles of emergency planning, formulation, implementation and established the broad principle of emergency planning in museums heritage institutions in the ASEAN members countries.

Japan

Workshop, 2004
Title: Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage
From: 23rd of March 2004
Place: Ritsumeikan University
City: Kyoto
www: http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/se/rv/coe/information-e.html
Organiser: Ritsumeikan University
Contact person: Prof. Masatake Murahashi and Prof. Akihisa Yoshikoshi
E-mail contact: rka23018@se.ritsumei.ac.jp
Address: Office of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ritsumeikan University 1-1-1 Noji-Higashi, Kusatsu Shiga 525-8577 JAPAN Tel: + 81 77 561 2739 Fax: +81 77 561 2667
Description: Within the framework of the laugh of the Research Centre for Urban Cultural Disaster Mitigation based in Kyoto, a workshop is organised and focused on risk preparedness for cultural heritage and regarding planning activities for protecting this heritage from natural disasters in Japan.

Mexico

INTERNATIONAL COURSE, 2003
Title: International course on Protección del Patrimonio Cultural en Caso de Desastres
From: 12th of May 2003 To: 18th of May 2003
Place: Hotel Los Aluxes
City: Mérida (Yucatán)
www: http://transparencia.inah.gob.mx/directorio.php
Organiser: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
Contact person: Vicente Flores Arias
E-mail contact: coordinacion.cnmh@inah.gob.mx
Address: INAH Coordinación Nacional de Monumentos Históricos Correo Mayor No.11, Col. Centro CUAUHTEMOC/Districto Federal, CP 06060 Tel: +52 55 42 56 31 Fax: +52 55 42 56 63
Description: The main purpose was to discuss about preparedness and response strategies in order to deal with natural disasters such as flooding, volcano irruption, hurricane. The final objective was to reach a global method regarding civil prevention and emergency plans through case studies and visits. Within this framework, several institutions around Latin America were invited to explain their local experiences.

Spain

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE, 2002
Title: Prevención de Riesgos en la Intervención del Patrimonio
From: 25th of April 2002 To: 24th of May 2002
Place: Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico
City: Seville
www: http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/cultura/iaph/
Organiser: Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico
Contact person: Antonio López Román
E-mail contact: cursos.iaph.ccul@juntadeandalucia.es
Address: Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico Departamento de Formación y Comunicación Isala de la Cartuja, 41092 Sevilla Tel: + 34 955 037 047 Fax: +34 955 037 001
Description: This one-month course used new technology (Internet) to train professional from cultural institutions which may concern by risk management impacts. This e-learning course focused on emergency management, legislation, dangerous substances ordering, security information network, control, physic and biologic risks, fire, residues management, security and hygiene.

United Kingdom

COURSE, 2003
Title: Course on Disasters and Housekeeping: Surviving a Disaster
From: 15th of December 2003 To: 17th of December 2003
Place: University of College London City: London
www: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sustainableheritage/
Organiser: University London College
Contact person: Sophia Mouzouropoulos
E-mail contact: s.mouzouropoulos@ucl.ac.uk
Address: University of College London Centre for Sustainable Heritage Bartlett School of Graduate Studies Torrington Place Site Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Tel: + 44 20 679 5903
Description: This highly-rated course gives to applicants a comprehensive knowledge of housekeeping principles and their practical applications using the historic rooms and collections at an English heritage property. The main purposes of this course were to set up a salvage operation from scratch, rescue newly fire and water damaged collections in an environment created to be as realistic as possible and to maintain a disaster plan and to keep it relevant.

WORKSHOP, 2002
Title: Workshop on Disaster Management
From: 16th of May 2002
Place: University of Dundee
City: Dundee (Scotland)
Organiser: University of Dundee
Contact person: Helen Holden
E-mail contact: h.holden@dundee.ac.uk
Address: University of Dundee Library Conservation Unit Dundee DD1 4HN, Scotland Tel/Fax: +44 13 82 34 40 94

SEMINAR, 2000
Titre: Disaster Management
From: 23rd of May 2000
Place: Conference Centre, British Library
City: London
www: http://www.bl.uk/services/conference.html
Organiser: The British Library
Contact person: Belinda Sanderson
E-mail: belinda.sanderson@bl.uk
Address: National Preservation Office The British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB Tel: +44 20 74 12 77 24 Fax: + 44 20 74 12 77 96
Description: The aim of this seminar is to look at different ways of approaching disaster management, focusing on co-operative and cross-sectored management of resources. Increasingly, institutions are planning in collaboration, whether regionally, nationally or internationally. These programmes are supported by a wealth of shared information which is frequently web based.

United States of America

COURSE, 2004
Title: Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery
From: Available on request
Place: Amigos Organisation
City: Dallas
www: http://www.amigos.org/learning/catalog/
Organiser: Amigos Organisation Contact person: Shelby Sanette
E-mail contact: sanett@amigos.org
Address: Amigos Organisation 14400 Midway Road Dallas, Texas 75244-3509 Tel: +1 800 843 8482/ + 1 972 851 8000 Fax: + 1 972/991 6061
Description: This two-day workshop helps participants prepare for and limit various types of damage through risk assessment, disaster planning, and recovery procedures. Several disaster plans are provided as models, and each institution creates a framework for its own plan. Day One focuses on identifying hazards and developing the disaster plan, and is intended for the current or potential disaster team leaders. Day Two addresses response and recovery, including hands-on salvage activities.

COURSE, 2004
Title: Course on Health and Safety in Museums
From: 19th of May 2004 To: 2nd of July 2004
Place: GW University
City: Washington
www: http:// www.gwu.edu
Organiser: GW University
Contact person: David Goldsmith
E-mail contact: eohdfg@gwumc.edu
Contact person: Catharine Hawks
E-mail contact: cahawks@aol.com
Address: TBA in Ross Hall George Washington University Campus 2121 Eye Street N.W Washington, D.C 20052 Tel/Fax: +1 703 876 9272
Description: This course was divided into six weeks and into two sessions. The first session was focused on an overview of museum occupations, workforces, museum terminology, museum facilities, health and safety hazards in museum, toxicology, safety programme, hazards communication standard. The second one dealt with heath hazard control, role of monitoring and surveillance, disaster planning and fire protection. This course was completed by visits of local museums.

SEMINAR, 2004
Title: Disaster Preparedness
From: 15th of March 2004 To: 16th of March 2004
Place: The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
City: Oklahoma city
www: http://www.okmuseums.org
Organiser: Oklahoma Museums Association
E-mail: sodaniel@okmuseums.org
Address: Oklahoma Museums Association 2100 NE 52nd Street Oklahoma City - OK 73111 Tel: +1 405 424 7757
Description: This seminar is divided into two parts, the first one was about bare bones of disaster planning and the second one was about post-disaster response. Focused topics involved situation evaluation, damage assessment, media destruction, health and safety issues, and salvage techniques.

WORKSHOP, 2004
Title: Protecting Library Collections: Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery
From:9th and 16th of March 2004; 4th and 11th May 2004
Place: Cerritos Public Library and Stanislaus County Library-Salida Branch
City: Los Angeles and Modesto
www: http://cpc.stanford.edu/about/events.html
Organiser: California Preservation Clearinghouse
Contact person: Pam Alger
E-mail contact: mclshq@mcls.org
Contact person: Darla Gunning
E-mail contact: djg.499@usa.net
Address: Tel: + 1 626 683 8244 and +1 209 937 8630 Fax:
Description: This course is the follow up to the 2002 workshop and is divided into two parts. The first one covered "Planning and Response" and the second one "Recovery and Training" held in different places around California. The purposes of this series of workshops were: to write or update a library emergency plan; use practical decision-making skills during an emergency; conduct an assessment of the buildings; set post-disaster action priorities for the library; pack and air dry wet books, and deal with AV computer media and finally work with emergency response service providers and the media.

WORKSHOP, 2004
Title: Disaster Mitigating for Cultural Collections
From: 19th of April 2004 To: 21st of April 2004
Place: Museum of Modern Art
City: San Francisco
www: http://cpc.stanford.edu/about/events.html
http//www.ccaha.org
Organiser: Conservation Centre for Art and Historic Artefacts (CCAHA)
Contact person: Julie A. Page
E-mail contact: jpage@ucsd.edu and ccaha@ccaha.org
Address: Preservation Department - Geisel Library University of California, San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr. 075N La Jolla, CA 92093-0175 Tel: +1 858 534 7695 Fax: +1 215 735 9313
Description: Disaster planning prepares institutions to respond quickly to emergencies. Disaster mitigation, or the ability to identify risks and halt some emergencies from happening, should always play a key role in an institution's emergency preparedness and planning effort. In addition to large scale emergencies, institutions should also be aware of the danger to their collections from roof leaks, pest infestation, mod blooms, theft, and fire. This disaster mitigation workshop series will provide tools for assessing an institution's vulnerability to disaster; evaluating fire prevention, detection, and suppression strategies; determining security risks; and assessing health and safety factors related to disaster.

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE, 2004
Title: Distance Learning Course on Distance Planning
From: 18th of February 2004 (Follow up sessions on March 10 and March 31, 2004)
www: http://solinet.net
Organiser: SOLINET
Contact person: Vanessa Richardson
E-mail contact: vrichardson@solinet.net
Address: Solinet 1438 West Peachtree Street NW Suite 200, Atlanta Tel: +1 800 999 8558
Description: This class guides participants through the development of a written disaster plan. This web-based workshop is designed to support the work of an institution's disaster planning committee. The modules cover: establishment of a planning structure, information gathering, including risk assessment and resource list development, setting recovery priorities, an overview of recovery procedures, plan development and working with disaster recovery vendors.

WORKSHOP, 2003
Title: Disaster response: Salvaging Museum, Library, and Archival Materials
From: 7th-8th August; 11th-12th August; 25th-26th August 2003 and 4th-5th September; 15th-16th September 2003
Place: State Historical Society of North Dakota; South Dakota Art Museum; Milwaukee Public Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Arts and University of Iowa City: Bismarck, Brookings, Milwaukee, Minnesota and Iowa city
www: http://www.preserveart.org/wkshps/workshops.html
Organiser: Upper Midwest Conservation Association
Contact person: Melinda Markell
E-mail contact: umca@aol.com
Address: Upper Midwest Conservation Association 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55404 Tel: + 1 612 870 3120 Fax: +1 612 870 3118
Description: This workshop intends to train participants to successfully and safely overcome disasters to their collections. It focuses on the salvage aspects of disaster response. Participants worked with objects representing different types of disasters and learnt the hand-on technique for proper salvage.

COURSE, 2002
Title: Introduction to Health and Safety in Museums
From: 9th of July 2002 To: 15th of August 2002
Place: GW University
City: Washington
www: http://www.gwu.edu
Organiser: GW University
Contact person: David Goldsmith
E-mail contact: eohdfg@gwumc.edu
Contact person: Catharine Hawks
E-mail contact: cahawks@aol.com
Address: TBA in Ross Hall George Washington University Campus 2121 Eye Street N.W Washington, D.C 20052 Tel/Fax: +1 703 876 9272
Description: The purposes of this course were: to describe the major health and safety issues in museums and related institutions relative to employees, volunteers and visitors; to identify major health and safety hazards that might be encountered in museum operations (exhibit preparation, collection management and care, research, and interpretative programming); to provide state of the art occupational safety and health management for museums; to provide an understanding of the pertinent regulations and the role of regulatory agencies in ensuring safety in museums; to identify procedures to improve public safety and staff emergency response in museums; to describe methods of controlling museum hazards and preventing occupational and environmental health effects, including occupational safety, fire prevention, electrical safety, machine guarding, local exhaust, ventilation, hazardous waste handling, and personal protection equipment.

WORKSHOP, 2002
Title: Protection Library Collections: Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery
From: 2nd, 7th 9th, 15th of May 2002 and 22nd of August 2002
Place: Foster Library; Sacramento Public Library; Shasta Public Library and Fresno County Library City: Ventura, Sacramento, Redding, Fresno
www: http://cpc.stanford.edu/about/index.html
Organiser: California Preservation Clearinghouse
Contact person: Julie A. Page
E-mail contact: jpage@ucsd.edu
Address: Preservation Department - Geisel Library University of California, San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr. 075N La Jolla, CA 92093-0175 Tel: +1 858 534 7695
Description: This course is divided into two parts. The first one covered "Planning and Response" and the second one "Recovery and Training" held in different places around California. The purposes of this series of workshops were: to write or update a library emergency plan; use practical decision-making skills during an emergency; conduct an assessment of the buildings; set post-disaster action priorities for the library; pack and air dry wet books, and deal with AV computer media and finally use a fire extinguisher.

WORKSHOP, 2001
Title: Disaster Response: The Critical First 48 Hours
From: August 9-10; August 13-14; August 16-17; August 20-21 and August 23-24, 2001
Place: Milwaukee Public Museum; Mount Rushmore; North Dakota Historical Society; Blanden Memorial Art Museum and Minnesota Historical Society
City: Milwaukee; Keystone; Bismarck; Fort Dodge and St. Paul
www: http://www.preserveart.org/wkshps/workshops.html
Organiser: Upper Midwest Conservation Association
Contact person: Melinda Markell
E-mail person: umca@aol.com
Address: Upper Midwest Conservation Association 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 5504 Tel: +1 612 870 3128/ + 1 612 870 3128 Fax: +1 612 870 3118
Description: This workshop covered all aspects of disaster response in the critical 48 hours after a disaster occurs. Topics covered include health and safety, insurance, working with FEMA, setting up a disaster response team, using a disaster preparedness plan, identifying local resources, establishing a disaster response equipment and material cache, documenting a disaster and recovery efforts, team building exercises including a practical disaster response scenario.

FORUM, 2001
Title: Risk Management and Assessments of Natural Hazards. Toward a Safer America: Building Natural Hazard Resistant Communities through Risk
From: 5th of February 2001 To: 6th of February 2001
Place: Hotel Washington
City: Washington
Organiser: US Government
Description: The purpose of this forum was to assess the state of risk assessment and management for natural hazards. To do this Federal research, applications, services, implementations, and public outreach programmes were reviewed.

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