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Would you like to have the awareness skills and knowledge required for cultural property risk assessment and management effectively embedded in your institution or organization?  Our existing or purpose designed workshops of 1 to 5 days are available to achieve that.



To discuss your particular situation or interests in cultural property risk analysis please contact:
Moya Dumville
Risk Analysis Advisor
Protect Heritage Corp.
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Upcoming Workshops


Assessing risks to cultural property, including but not limited to Museum, Library, and Archive collections, is becoming a fundamental ability for collection care professionals. This introductory course provides a firm foundation on which to build an understanding of risk-based approaches to cultural property protection. Ideas associated with the terms hazard, risk, deterioration, damage, and loss are clarified. Risks are defined as departures from the goal of shepherding a collection forward in time without it suffering damage or loss. We will explore the importance of comprehensiveness and of clear definitions of risks. Tools are provided and practiced to ensure comprehensive sets of well defined risks can be developed based on agents of change and types of risk.


Participants will develop a useful set of defined type 1 (rare and potentially catastrophic) specific risks relevant to their institution. The potential impact of those risks will be ranked according to estimates of likelihood and impact. This will provide focus in the development of emergency preparedness plans and resources. It will also provide a platform for more effective communication among functional groups within your institution including collection management, registration, conservation, facilities management, security, finance, and possibly others.Our next training session will be the four week Museum Study online course in October 2023. A space might still be available. Email for more information and/or to register.



Upcoming Conference Presentations



Our next conference presentation will be in the form of chairing and participating in a Roundtable session at the Society for Risk Analysis 2023 Annual Meeting, December 10-14, 2023 at the Renaissance Washington. Our title is:
The Test of Risk Analysis Practice: Quality, Fit for Purpose, or Both?