Beyond the walls - Identifying Decision Makers during Disasters

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Beyond the walls - Identifying Decision Makers during Disasters


The world has witnessed a tenfold increase in the number of natural disasters since the 1960s(

And the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements states (

2.9 To properly manage natural disasters of national scale and consequence, it is no longer suitable or appropriate to assess disaster risk at an individual hazard level. We must assess the risk of multiple hazard events occurring concurrently or consecutively. We must look for opportunities to reduce the exposure of communities to natural hazard events and increase the capacity of communities to prepare for and recover from their impacts.


AICCM is pleased to offer support to our communities to build capacity in disaster preparation and response with the announcement of a workshop in collaboration with Dr Dolapo (Dolas) Fakuade on Beyond the Walls - Identifying Decision Making during Disasters. Dolas has worked extensively with disaster management response and resilience.  Dolas worked with the Otago Civil Defence and the Christchurch Art Gallery following the earthquakes in Christchurch to develop an Emergency Management framework. This experience is the focus of the workshop, developing why, who and how we engage during community wide disasters.  Dr Dolapo's bio and experience can be found here.

This workshop is for all carers of cultural heritage to develop an understanding of unanticipated and emerging risks, identify and develop critical relationships and roles during catastrophic events and ultimately create better disaster preparedness and response for our cultural heritage. Full workshop outline found here.

We encourage conservators to reach out to their building and facility managers to attend jointly to the workshop. We encourage regional and remote collection managers, registrars and custodians of cultural heritage to register.



Workshop is delivered online through ZOOM.

The workshop is limited to 50 participants.

The workshop will be held on Thursday 21st October at 1 - 4pm AEDST

Costs: $50 for AICCM Members, $35 for students ( limited to 5), $70 for non-AICCM members.

The link to the zoom meeting will be sent closer to the date of the workshop.

October 21st, 2021 from  1:00 PM to  4:00 PM