A Welcome Reception will be held at the National Library of Australia on the evening of Monday 29 January 2018, providing an opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet delegates and local colleagues before the Symposium the following day.
The reception will feature a signing of the Disaster ACT (DISACT) Letter of Intent on Co-operative Disaster preparedness. The DISACT group consists of conservators and collection managers from cultural collecting organisations throughout the ACT. They meet regularly to discuss disaster management issues and preparedness affecting collections under their care. The DISACT Letter of Intent is a formal commitment entered into by these cultural organisations to support each other should a member organisation need aid when confronting a disaster affecting their collection.