ExpiredWESTPAS Disaster Planning Workshop

Join us in Ekalaka on October 30, 2017 from 9am-4pm
for the WESTPAS Workshop “Protecting Cultural Collections!” 

For more information on the program and how to register, check out this document: Ekalaka, MT Disaster Planning Workshop


The “Protecting Cultural Collections” training is presented in a sequence of two self-paced webinars (90 minutes each) plus a one-day in-person workshop to produce the following outcomes:

  • Complete a disaster response collection salvage plan
  • Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively
  • Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections
  • Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency
  • Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects

Requirements for attendance: Participation in the in-person workshop requires viewing the two self-paced webinars (2 ½ hours) BEFORE attending the in-person workshop AND completing the workshop assignments. Any exception requires the permission of the instructor. The webinar sessions and the in-person workshop are scheduled to enable participants to prepare short assignments between sessions, resulting in a completed disaster plan. Participating institutions will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS trained personnel to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies involving collections in your region.

Who should attend:  Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of cultural institutions.  By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please commit two attendees so they can work together on the disaster preparedness activities.

To learn more about WESTPAS (Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service) visit their website at: https://westpas.org/

  • WESTPAS Disaster Planning Workshop
    Ekalaka, MT Monday 30 October 2017 – 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Ekalaka Events Center Registration: http://tinyurl.com/ot4kve2 WESTPAS Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery — A Two-Part Workshop — Part 1: ON-LINE WEBINARS – Prevention & Preparedness (2.5 hours of archived webinars) Part 2: IN-PERSON WORKSHOP – Response & Recovery (one day of hands-on training)
    October 30, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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