Workshop - Prepare for the Unexpected & Keep Operating During a Disaster

Learn emergency preparedness tips every museum should know

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Monday, April 6, 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States

Event Details

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: 

    • Tracy Bryan, Director of Facilities, Virginia Museum of History and Culture
    • Jennifer England, Director, Isle of Wight County Museum
    • Homer Lanier, Interpretative Site Manager, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
    • Tracey Neikirk, Curator, Isle of Wight County Museum

Virginia Certificate in Museum Management: 

  • One credit in Internal Affairs OR Collections Care


April 6
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration Check-in
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Presentations
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Presentations

For More Information:

Virginia Association of Museums Logo Physical Address: 301 North Sheppard Street / Mailing Address: 3126 West Cary Street #447
Richmond, VA 23221

Registration Instructions: 

Please provide attendee contact information for tickets purchased. It is preferred that each attendee register themself in order that event history is correctly tracked in each attendee's profile. If you are not a member, consider joining to take advantage of the discounted member rate.

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