Information and help for flood affected museums and heritage collections.


Resources

Help for water damaged items – information and resources on the website of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials: https://aiccm.org.au/disaster/flood

Be Prepared: Guidelines for small museums for writing a disaster preparedness plan provides information on how to recover collection items without causing further damage. It is a free online publication with step by step information, especially in the Disaster Recovery section:
https://aiccm.org.au/sites/default/files/docs/CAN_resources2014/beprepared.pdf

Conservation

Speak to a conservator
The following organisations have conservation staff that can provide flood affected museums with some information over the phone:

Hire a Conservator
The AICCM website provides a list of conservators in private practice: 
https://aiccm.org.au/need-a-conservator

 

Image: Conservation workshop: "Please do not move or touch. Experiment in Progress".