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BlueShield Australia & DISACT Symposium 2010: Disaster Proofing Heritage Collections

Event Information

  • 6 May 2010 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • National Library of Australia
  • Canberra
  • Australian Capital Territory
Other Information
  • Cost: $100

Disaster Proofing Heritage Collections is a combined Blue Shield Australia DISACT symposium.

It will be a focal point of the MayDay campaign, run by Blue Shield Australia, which begins on 1 May, and takes place throughout Australia.

The symposium target audience are members of the cultural heritage sector, as well as individuals and organisations working in the risk management, business continuity, insurance and salvage recovery sectors.

It will include the launch of several new initiatives:

  • New letters of Intent on Coorperative Disaster Preparedness between cultural heritage organisations in the ACT. The heads of the major ACT-based cultural heritage organisations will attend and sign these letters as part of the symposium.
  • Blue Shield Australia and DISACT will launch their new websites
  • Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), and the Australian division of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMS) will launch their new disaster preparedness guidelines.

Registration and Program

For details about the symposium registration and speakers please follow the links below or contact Gemma Walker at gemma.walker@alia.org.au or 02 6215 8222.
Registration: http://www.alia.org.au/events/disasterproofingheritagecollections_rego.pdf
Speaker Abstracts: http://www.alia.org.au/events/disasterproofingheritagecollections_abstracts.pdf