Join us beginning June 2, 2020 for the 4 week course Assessing Risks to Cultural Property 2.
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 course builds
on the foundation established in Assessing Risk to Cultural Property 1.
We will explore challenges to quantifying risks and strategies for
estimating rates of, and expected impacts
of, sporadic incidents (type 2 risks) employing examples based on
participant situations. Means of determining or estimating rates of
progressive changes (type 3 risks) are provided and practised.
Finally, methods for presenting comprehensive, (semi-) quantitative risk
profiles are demonstrated and employed by participants.
Participants will appreciate the impact of human thinking heuristics
and biases on judgments and how these impact our understanding of risks.
An Excel workbook for organizing and documenting a
risk assessment will be provided. Using this workbook and working
individually and in groups, participants will determine or estimate
examples of both type 2 type 3 risks impacting their own