International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction – Blue Shield Australia Webinar

Friday 13 October 2023, 2pm-3pm (Sydney time)
Duration: 60 minutes

Join Blue Shield Australia and special guests to mark International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Dr Mathew Trinca, President Blue Shield Australia

In his introductory presentation, Mat Trinca reflect on the role of Blue Shield in cases where cultural heritage is under threat due to armed conflict and natural disasters. He will also discuss the Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Framework in the context of the forthcoming summer bushfire season.

Ms Linda Byrne, Secretary Blue Shield Australia

There are practical steps that galleries, museums, libraries, archives and cultural heritage sector can do to reduce disaster risk and build on disaster preparedness and response.  Linda will outline a range of ways that organisations can prepare and develop disaster resilience.

Mr Julian Bickersteth, Director, International Conservation Services & President of IIC

Climate change is inducing sudden fierce weather events, the Lismore floods of 2022 being an example. Julian will discuss the learnings that came from the response to the impact of the Lismore floods on the Lismore Regional Gallery within the broader context of how conservators can better respond to climate change related disasters.

Ms Alice Cannon, President, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM)

Each year AICCM develops a Disaster Preparedness Calendar to help cultural organisations act in a timely manner and be prepared for the hazards prominent in their region.  Alice will talk about how the calendar can be used to prepare for disasters and other practical resources to assist at all stages of disasters preparation, response and recovery.

Followed by Live Q & A Session

All attendees will be offered an AICCM 2023 Disaster Preparedness Calendar

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