Museum Skills Workshops:
Disaster preparedness

About the event

A parked bike surrounded by flood water
Photo: Mika Baumeister, courtesy of Unsplash.

Date: 23 June 2018
Old Government House, Brisbane

Full day workshop with Lydia Egunnike, Museum Development Officer for Southern Inland Queensland, Queensland Museum Network.

The workshop provided staff and volunteers from museums and galleries with the knowledge and skills to enable them to develop and successfully implement an effective disaster plan specific to their collections and organisations. The workshop covered:

  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Developing and implementing a disaster plan
  • Selection of disaster kit materials and equipment
  • Salvage practical: Hands-on instruction on salvage methods for water damaged objects

About Lydia Egunnike

Lydia is the Museum Development Officer for Southern Inland Queensland at the Queensland Museum. Prior to working for the museum, Lydia was Senior Conservator at the State Library of Queensland and has also worked in the UK and the USA. Unfortunately during her career she has been involved in the disaster recovery of a diverse range of cultural heritage collections.


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The Community Heritage Grants program is funded by the Australian Government through the National Library of Australia; the Ministry for the Arts; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.


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