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Your case studies: dealing with disaster

Rebecca Atkinson, 20.03.2014
Share your experiences and advice
The May edition of Museum Practice will look at how museums can prepare for the worst by having an up-to-date and effective emergency plan.

The articles will examine practical ways museums have dealt with incidents, such as floods, fires and theft. The importance of digital emergency plans will also be explored.

Museums and other heritage organisations are invited to submit their own case studies on emergency planning, from sharing their experiences of dealing with disaster to tips and advice on implementing an effective plan.

Case studies should be no more than 250 words and accompanied by a landscape photograph. For tips and advice, read this guide to writing a Museum Practice case study.

Please email your case studies by 1 May to:

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