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Workshop: Emergency Preparedness for Cultural Institutions

October 17, 2018 - 09:00 - 17:00

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An event every day that begins at 09:00, repeating until October 18, 2018

The Capital Heritage Connexion is pleased to present Emergency Preparedness for Cultural Institutions, a Canadian Conservation Institute Workshop.

Date: October 17 – 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location*: James Bartleman Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J9
Cost**: Members $75, Non-Members $125 (Must be registered as a Member as of August 1, 2018)

Council Members will have priority registration until August 3rd.

This 2-day workshop discusses the importance of preparing for emergencies, shows how to form and train an emergency response team, provides guidance in creating an effective emergency plan and offers training in the salvage of water-damaged collections. The workshop is highly interactive and includes lectures, demonstrations, discussions, group exercises and hands-on activities.

*Free parking on-site. 
**Cost includes a light lunch for both days. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions.

Participant Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the principal emergency risks affecting their collections
  • Develop a written emergency response plan for their institution
  • Create an emergency response team
  • Develop the team’s decision-making skills using emergency scenario exercises
  • Salvage water-damaged artifacts and collections
  • Employ appropriate health and safety measures in the event of an emergency
  • Identify measures to avoid, block, detect and/or respond to potential hazards.

Participants will receive and learn how to use the digital CCI Emergency Response Planning Workbook, which includes an associated emergency plan template, worksheets, salvage information and related resources. These materials provide a step-by-step guide to assist participants in creating an emergency response program on their own after the workshop that is customized to the needs of their institution.

This training will be delivered in English. Working materials will be provided in both official languages. The facilitators will be able to take questions in both English and French.

The capacity for this workshop is 20 participants. Due to the limited capacity, only one registrant per organization will be accepted at this time. If you wish to be on a waiting list to register an additional organization participant, please contact us at [email protected].


James Bartleman Centre
100 Tallwood Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 6J9 Canada
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