Being prepared and identifying the potential threats to one’s institution are the best ways of reducing risks to cultural collections. Organizations cannot move ahead to the development of an emergency plan without a clear-eyed understanding of the areas where their institution is most vulnerable to loss and damage. In this webinar, guest speaker Donia Conn focuses on the general risks facing cultural institutions, how to perform a site survey to identify your organization’s greatest risks, and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. An institution’s corporate culture (beliefs and values), policies, and procedures is also discussed.
Donia also offers sample templates for performing a risk assessment, from small to complex.
Donia Conn is a book and paper conservator as well as an independent consultant for small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions. She has worked in the fields of conservation and preservation for over 20 years.
This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in risk management.
Applying what you learn in a Lab to your policies and practices helps your organization make meaningful progress. The more progress you make, the more boxes you can check off in the StEPs workbook. The more boxes you check off, the more Bronze, Silver, and Gold certificates your organization earns. And that translates into more credibility, more support, and an organization that is a valuable asset to its community for many more years to come.