08.05.2009 - UNESCO Office in Tashkent

Disaster risk management for museums (Cultural heritage protection handbook. Book 4)

©UNESCO

Editor: Lise Macdonald
Text by: Barbara O. Roberts, Jane K. Hutchins
Drawings by: Aleksandar Dzoni-Sopov

The purpose of this publication is to guide museum staff through the ongoing cycle of awareness, emergency planning, communication and actions that will reduce damage to cultural heritage in an emergency situation.

Protecting people is the highest priority. Once life safety issues have been addressed, safeguarding cultural property is part of the professional mission of staff working to protect and preserve collections and reestablish business continuity.

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