Disaster Preparedness Workshop

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About the event

M&G QLD is running a free Disaster Preparedness workshop in July 2023 in the following local government areas: Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Southern Downs.

Presenter: Christine Ianna, Preservation Consultant  

This workshop will equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan and prepare for natural disasters. It will provide attendees with strategies and practical tools to develop their own disaster preparedness plan, mitigate risks and care for their collections and organisations.

Through facilitated discussion the full-day workshop will focus on:

·         What’s new in disaster preparedness & planning?

·         What are the challenges with disaster planning?

·         How can these challenges be addressed? and

·         Where to from here?


M&G QLD’s Disaster Preparedness Workshop will be held:

  • Thursday, 13 July 2023, 9:00am – 3:00pm, The Centre, Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert QLD 4285
  • Friday, 14 July 2023, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Queensland College of Wine Tourism, 22 Caves Rd, Stanthorpe QLD 4380
  • Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Somerset Civic Centre, 35 Esk Hampton Rd, Esk QLD 4312
  • Thursday, 20 July 2023, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Davson Room (Via Lockyer Valley Art Gallery), 34 Lake Apex Dr, Gatton QLD 4343

Numbers are limited so please RSVP by clicking the link below or contacting us on: (07) 3059 9742. Lunch will be provided.

About the Presenter

Christine has worked in the Museum and Materials Conservation profession in Queensland for more than twenty-five years. She has held varied positions including Scientist (Materials Conservation) at the Queensland Museum; Manager, Preservation Services, Queensland State Archives; Manager, Publications Reformatting and Coordinator, Reformatting at the State Library of Queensland. Christine is a Professional Member of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material Inc (AICCM), the peak body for Conservators in Australia.

Christine is an established and respected conservator who has developed considerable expertise in providing preventive conservation advice and training to a variety of differently-resourced collections. Christine’s success in this area has largely been attributed to her thorough knowledge, her lateral thinking and the relevant and practical, cost-conscious advice she provides.

This is the fourth workshop in M&G QLD’s Museum and Gallery Recovery and Preparedness Workshop Series being delivered throughout 2023 in the Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Southern Downs local government regions. Aimed at staff and volunteers from public museums, galleries and their communities, the Series includes six workshops covering Mental Health & Wellbeing, Collection Management, Digitisation & Access, Disaster Preparedness, Contemporary Collecting, and Volunteer Program Revitalising.

This project is supported by The Australian Government through its Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program.

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