A Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Response Plan is one of the 5 core documents listed by the American Alliance of Museums “because they are fundamental for basic professional museum operations and embody core museum values and practices.” Whether you are dealing with a minor leak or a major fire, responding effectively to an emergency requires adequate preparation. Creating a robust emergency management program at your cultural institution will help create a culture of prevention and preparedness. It will prepare your staff to respond to the challenge of salvaging collections and returning to fulfilling your institutional mission. Join us beginning April 1 for this four week course that will discuss initiating an emergency planning effort, writing an emergency plan, assembling and training a recovery team, and evaluating and maintaining readiness.