Resource Types Archives: Policies

Just because it’s old: museums and galleries in heritage buildings

Just because it’s old: museums and galleries in heritage buildings Source: Museums & Galleries Foundation of NSW (Australia) This publication will help you understand the issues involved in setting up a museum, and the problems and the advantages of using an old or heritage building. You may decide after reading this guide that you would […]

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Planning a new museum: How good is your idea?

Planning a new museum: How good is your idea? A He Rauemi Resource Guide: ISSUE No. 32 Source: National Services Te Paerangi,Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa You have a great idea for a museum and you’re keen to start one. But how do you put that idea to the test? This guide aims […]

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Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Training for the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response Communities

Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Training for the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response Communities Source: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts State Archives and Massachusetts Department of Fire Services A full curriculum for emergency response training for cultural heritage institutions, complete with pre-program webinars, trainers materials for the program’s five workshops; slide decks and text for […]

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Spectrum 5.0: the UK collection management standard

Spectrum 5.0 Source: Collections Trust, UK What is Spectrum? Spectrum gives tried-and-tested advice on the things most museums do when managing their collections. Some of these are daily activities, such as moving objects around and updating location records. Others are occasional, like updating insurance cover. Spectrum calls all these activities procedures and there are 21 […]

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Reference Manual 58 Structural Fire Management

Reference Manual 58 Structural Fire Management Source: National Park Service Reference Manual 58: Structural Fire Management provides detailed and comprehensive guidance on implementing a service-wide structural fire management policy for the National Park Service. The National Park Service’s policy on structural fire is expressed in the NPS Management Policies and in Director’s Order 58: Structural […]

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Disaster Preparedness Workbook

Disaster Preparedness Workbook for U.S. Navy Libraries and Archives (1998) The Disaster Preparedness Workbook For Navy Libraries and Archives was written to cover all types of disasters and to help Navy Libraries and Archives safeguard their informational resources as we are all self insured. Loss of these resources would seriously impact on our mission. Includes all […]

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Developing a Disaster Preparedness/ Emergency Response Plan

Developing a Disaster Preparedness/ Emergency Response Plan Source: American Alliance for Museums (AAM) Preparing for disaster is one of the most important things a museum can do in order to safeguard its collections and protect staff and visitors from hazards. This guide provides a primer on disaster preparedness and helps museums understand the process of […]

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