First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis

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  • National Museum: Collins Barracks, Dublin

This internationally renowned ICCROM training course is to be held in Ireland for the first time and will focus on preparing for and responding to an emergency within the Irish context. It is aimed at both those who respond to disasters (emergency services, military) and those working in the management and conservation of heritage.

The Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield (INCBS), in association with the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and with the support of the Heritage Council, are delighted to announce a 3 day course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis.

The course will be held in Dublin from the 14th-16th February 2018 in Collins Barracks with the support of the National Museum of Ireland.

Topics will include (but are not limited to) risk management, national emergency response mechanisms, first aid for cultural heritage, emergency preparedness, crisis communication and coordination.

What participants can expect:

a) A practical workshop, which will give attendees a better understanding of how to prepare for, and respond to large scale emergencies involving cultural heritage.
b) Simulations and table top exercises, which will help them to understand workflows involved in providing first aid to different types of cultural heritage during emergencies.
c) Enhancement of knowledge and skills on how to coordinate first aid for cultural heritage with emergency management and humanitarian assistance in order to provide timely and efficient responses.

Further information and details on how to apply available here