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MA ACT e-Bulletin 30 May 2011

DISACT Disaster Recovery Workshop – July 2011

The Disasters ACT Network announces the next of its regular Disaster Recovery Workshops.This two-day training course has been designed to assist those who are responsible for disaster planning for cultural collections;

  • to develop and maintain disaster plans
  • to prevent or reduce the risk and impact of disasters and
  • to coordinate disaster response and recovery actions.

There will be a maximum of 20 participants drawn from the full spectrum of cultural collecting agencies. Participants will experience disaster scenarios and deal with the recovery of affected materials.

The presenter will be Kim Morris, Director of Art and Archival Pty Ltd. Kim has more than 25 years experience in the field of heritage preservation including considerable background as a conservator in large national cultural institutions based in Canberra. His areas of expertise include paper conservation, preventive conservation, disaster planning for cultural collections, and education and training.

When: Tuesday and Wednesday 5th and 6th July 2011, 9am to 4.30pm.

Where: CIT Bruce Campus, Room and building location to be confirmed.

Fee: The course fee is $440.00 per person including GST. Payment must be made prior to the workshop to confirm a place.

Morning and Afternoon tea is provided. Lunch is not provided as part of the workshop, however a cafe is located on campus.

If you would like more information or a registration form please contact Bernard Kertesz at or via phone at 02 62434411.



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