Half day symposium raising awareness of the role cultural heritage collections play in building community resilience. The symposium offers advice on frameworks and grants to help you protect your heritage collections.
13 October of each year is the International Day for Disaster Reduction, which promotes a global culture of risk awareness, disaster preparedness and disaster reduction. Australia has experienced a year of significant natural disasters which have affected cultural heritage and collections. As we approach the 2020-2021 Australian disaster season it is timely to reflect and look at what we can practically put in place to safe guard our collections into the future.
Partnering with Blue Shield Australia, cultural institutions and professional associations, this short free symposium is designed to raise awareness in the cultural heritage community about steps you can take to ensure your collections are cared for into the future.
9.30 to 10.30am - Johanna Garnett Torrens Resilience Institute
GLAMing Up Resilience
Providing a global overview of the relationship between cultural heritage and disaster risk reduction, join Johanna Garnett from the Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University as she discusses the opportunities that exists for both sectors to assist in times of crisis. Applying this to the Australian context we will ask how can GLAM institutions in Australia can build their own resilience to disruptive events and how the continued relationship between Australian cultural heritage and disaster risk reduction sectors may evolve in coming years.
11.15 to 11.30am - 15 minute break
Note due to COVID 19 complications no catering will be provided and attendees are welcome to purchase refreshments at the State Library Café or bring their own.
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