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Silver State Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC) at work on a burning operation at the Rim Fire. The Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest in California began on Aug. 17, 2013. U.S. Forest Service photo by Mike McMillan.

A Disaster Planning and Response Program Saturday in Sonoma

Cultural Connections is hosting a special program featuring museum and library professionals from Exhibit Envoy host venues, as well as from Exhibit Envoy itself. How can you prepare your collections, exhibits, and staff for a natural disaster or crisis? What steps can you take to support your community after an emergency? Join them this coming Saturday in Santa Rosa for an event that tackles these questions through two consecutive sessions.

The first session on Disaster Planning and Preparation examines best practices for disaster planning and risk management for your organization. The panelists will include:

  • Clark McAbee, Curator, Lake County Museums
  • Jeff Nathanson, Executive Director and Art Curator, Museum of Sonoma County
  • Steve Starr, General Manager, BELFOR, San Francisco
  • Moderator: Jon Oligmueller, Museum and Private Collections Consultant

The second session on Community Response and Support focuses on the ways that cultural organizations have helped their communities recover from disasters. The panelists will include:

  • Michelle Jeffers, Chief, Community Programs & Partnerships, San Francisco Public Library
  • Jeff Nathanson, Executive Director and Art Curator, Museum of Sonoma County
  • Lauren Peters, Director of Programs, Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
  • Moderator: Amy Cohen, Executive Director, Exhibit Envoy

Disaster Preparedness and Response:
Caring for Your Museum and Community 

Date: This Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
Location: Museum of Sonoma County
Address: 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA
Fee: $15 (Free to Cultural Connections members)
Register online: http://cultural-connections.org/programs/register/

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