Participants of a past workshop. Image: Art & Archival

AMAGA Tasmania Two Day Disaster Planning for Cultural Collections Workshop

9:00am Wednesday, 14 April 2021
5:00pm Friday, 16 April 2021
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Royal Society Room 19 Davey Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

Two Day Disaster Planning for Cultural Collections Workshop

Prevention ⭐ Preparedness ⭐ Response ⭐ Recovery
Presented and facilitated by Kim Morris, Director, Art & Archival

Once again Art & Archival is offering our signature workshop as an opportunity for attendees to learn about emergency preparedness and prevention practices for cultural collections and participate in a full scenario exercise where disaster affected materials are prioritised, assessed and given initial stabilisation treatment. Our presenter Kim Morris is a highly experienced cultural conservation professional with over 30 years of experience in emergency planning and response for collections.  This workshop has been part of the training calendar for over 20 years and continues to provide a unique and relevant training experience to those with a role to play in emergency planning for collections.

Focus groups: Collection managers and or nominated collection staff, preservation/conservation staff, facilities (buildings) staff, security staff, museum professionals, small museum staff and volunteers, disaster salvage teams and team leaders.

Aims: The workshop aims to provide theoretical training and hands-on experience in collection disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.  The workshop will specifically address disaster related issues and policies and can be focussed in different areas as required i.e. risk minimisation, managing disasters, prioritisation, recovery planning, disaster teams and recovery techniques.

Objectives: Participants will gain knowledge and experience in all aspects of collection disaster planning and response and be able to participate effectively, efficiently and confidently in future disaster planning activities and incident responses.

Duration: 2 training days (practical split into two separate day groups)


  • Day 1: TMAG Hobart (Royal Society Room)
  • Days 2 and 3: split practicals (TMAG Rosny)


  • Members: $50
  • Non-members: $100

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This activity was assisted through Arts Tasmania.

$100.00 *
$100.00 *
* Price includes GST where applicable

Contact Information

For questions about the event, please contact AMAGA Tasmania on 

For issues with registering, please contact National Office on 02 6230 0346 or

Additional Information

  • For practical scenario days, participants need to wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can get wet and dirty during the scenario exercise
  • Please bring along your lunch

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