Emergency and Risk Support
Emergency preparedness and risk management can be challenging topics for museums to effectively manage on an ongoing basis. Museum Development East Midlands offers a range of support in these areas to ensure staff; buildings and collections are safeguarded as much as possible no matter what the scale of your organisation.
The below will be launched in March 2019 – and further details about the below will be released on our website and in our e-news.
Emergency and Risk Network: There is a network for staff and volunteers who have particular interest in this area to come together twice a year to share best practice and expertise as well as shape future resources and gain peer support.
Training and Workshops: There will be several workshops a year focused on particular subjects in this area. To see upcoming events please visit the MDEM website events page.
County Forum Support: Through the County Forums, MDEM will offer access to training and advice for forum members.
Emergency and Risk Resources: Click here to view a list of resources which are free to download for museums and heritage sites. We are currently developing an Emergency Plan template which is Accreditation complaint and freely accessible to all.
Expert Advice: You can contact the Regional Collections Advisor Anita Hollinshead for bespoke advice in this area.
Contact, Regional Collections Advisor, Anita Hollinshead firstname.lastname@example.org
The Risk and Emergency Preparedness network and support programme is an initiative run by Museum Development East Midlands and as a legacy of the East Midlands Museum Service (EMMS).
EMMS was a membership body for museums in the region and ran the Regional Emergency Disaster Squad for many years, closing in 2018. Through this work and the dedication of the REDS volunteers a clear insight to risk and emergency preparedness provision and need for the East Midlands was gathered, and this has been then basis for this newly launched programme, led and co-funded by Museum Development East Midlands.
The EMMS legacy funding has ensured this provision will be available to all previous EMMS members until 2022 and Museum Development East Midlands will continue to fund and support Accredited Museums and those working towards Accreditation as part of their 2018-2022 Arts Council funded programme.