Risk Preparedness Resources

ICOMOS Guidance on Post Trauma Recovery and Reconstruction for World Heritage Cultural Properties

This document was prepared in response to the request for guidance on reconstruction expressed in the World Heritage Committee decision (Decision 40 COM7) at its 39th session in Bonn, Germany. It was largely developed through the deliberations of an international workshop on reconstruction convened at ICOMOS Headquarters in Paris in September 2016 and sponsored by Kyushu University, Japan.

The ABC Method: a risk management approach to the preservation of cultural heritage, Government of Canada, Canadian Conservation Institute and ICCROM, 2016

This manual offers a comprehensive understanding of risk management applied to the preservation of heritage assets, whether collections, buildings or sites. It provides a step-by-step procedure and a variety of tools to guide the heritage professional in applying the ABC method to their own context. The method can be applied to a range of situations, from analysis of a single risk to a comprehensive risk assessment of the entire heritage asset.

A Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage, Government of Canada, Canadian Conservation Institute and ICCROM, 2016

This guide is an abridged version of The ABC Method. It explains the ABC Method using many images, basic examples and simple exercises. It has been designed to introduce the risk-based approach to decision makers and to promote its use by heritage professionals and a younger generation of conservators.

Endangered Heritage: Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections UNESCO and ICCROM, 2016

In crisis situations already underway, it is a fast and easy read that covers the emergency documentation of collections, safe transport and temporary storage. For institutions that are either in vulnerable areas or generally seeking to create an emergency plan, this booklet will be a valuable aid in disaster preparedness. It will assist users in prioritizing needs and in planning for realistic action within specific circumstances, using limited resources.