Prepare for the Unexpected: Emergency Preparedness Practices for Museums
Jamestown Yorktown Foundation2110 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
"Prepare for the Unexpected & Keep Operating During a Disaster: Emergency Preparedness Practices for Museums"
Emergencies can happen at any time, and often when you’re not at your museum. Join VAM and the Peninsula Museums Forum to hear first-hand accounts from museum staff about how a disaster can happen during the most unexpected times and how they reached out to community and colleagues to tackle it. Learn how to be prepared and get your team involved before an emergency takes place. Topics covered will include developing policies and procedures such as a continuation of operations plan (COOP) and the importance of having a relationship with your local first responders and how to create it. Time will also be devoted to how to use various emergency supplies.
Featured Guest Speakers:
o Tracy Bryan, Director of Facilities, Virginia Museum of History and Culture
o Jennifer England, Director, Isle of Wight County Museum
o Homer Lanier, Visitor Experience Manager, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
o Tracey Neikirk, Former Curator, Isle of Wight County Museum
o Rachel Popp, Curator, Isle of Wight County Museum
Lunch will be on your own in the Jamestown Settlement Café.
Jamestown Yorktown Foundation, 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
|9:30 AM - 10:00 AM||Check-In Registrants/Attendees check in at the entrance.|
|10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Presentations and Activities|
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||Lunch Break Registrants/Attendees have lunch on their own at Jamestown Settlement Cafe.|
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM||Presentation and Conversations|
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