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Online course on disaster planning

From: Helen Alten <helen>
Date: Friday, October 13, 2006
MS206: Disaster Planning II: Writing a Disaster Preparedness Plan
Instructor: Terri Schindel
November 6 through December 15, 2006
Price: $395
Location: <URL:>

Are you ready for the unthinkable? A written disaster-preparedness
plan is not only a good idea, it's also a requirement for
accreditation. Instructor Terri Schindel reviews and provides input
as participants in Disaster Planning II write plans that outline the
procedures to follow in various emergencies. The completed plan
prepares museums physically and mentally to handle emergencies that
can harm vulnerable and irreplaceable collections. The course is
scheduled so you will complete a disaster-preparedness and response
plan before hurricane, tornado, fire and flood seasons.

Logistics: Participants in Disaster Planning II work on their own
schedules and interact through forums and scheduled online chats.
Instructor Terri Schindel is available at scheduled times for email
support. Materials include online readings, handouts and lecture
notes, projects and links to relevant web sites. The course is
limited to 20 participants.

Disaster Planning II lasts six weeks. Please sign up at
<URL:> and pay at
<URL:>.  If you have
trouble with either, please contact Helen Alten at
helen [at] collectioncare__org.

Required Textbook: Disaster Planning II uses the required textbook
Steal This Handbook! A Template for Creating a Museum's Emergency
Preparedness Plan, which is available for purchase at

The Instructor: Terri Schindel graduated from the Courtauld Art
Institute, University of London with a concentration in textile
conservation. She has assisted small and medium sized museums in
writing disaster plans for more than a decade and helped develop
national standards for disaster-preparedness materials. Ms. Schindel
specializes in collection care and preventive conservation and works
regularly with small, rural and tribal museums.

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