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Comment by Christine Ianna on June 10, 2016 at 12:14
Comment by Q-DIS on June 7, 2016 at 23:21

Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AI...

If you've been affected by flooding this week, remember you can visit the AICCM website for a range of resources to help you recover water-damaged objects and possessions.

Comment by Christine Ianna on June 7, 2016 at 11:58
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Paris museum reopens as French floods slowly ease

The Louvre Museum, several Paris train stations and roads remained closed. Quayside restaurants along the Seine were still engulfed in water Sunday and tourist boats were unable to pass under bridges, a blow to the riverside economy.

The glass-topped Grand Palais, built for the 1900 World’s Fair and currently hosting an exhibit by avant-garde Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping among several others, opened again Sunday after closing Friday because of flood risks.

Comment by Christine Ianna on June 3, 2016 at 10:12

Louvre and Orsay shut down due to flood threat Both institutions ha...

The Louvre Museum in Paris stopped admitting visitors this afternoon, 2 June and will be closed tomorrow, 3 June, due to the threat of flooding from the Seine River, which it borders. The Seine’s level is currently over 5m, and the city centre has been placed on an orange-level flood alert after days of rain. 

An internal email by the Louvre’s director Jean-Luc Martinez to the museum’s staff, obtained by Reuters, said: “The museum will remain closed to the public tomorrow out of precaution: there is no danger to the public or our staff but will allow us to calmly remove certain art collections should it be necessary.” The Louvre has had an official flood plan in place since 2002, which includes evacuating works from the reserves of around 250,000 stored underground, and according to a museum statement, staff have begun moving works to higher floors. The museum carried out a flood evacuation drill in March.

The Orsay Museum on the opposite bank of the Seine has also put an emergency plan to evacuate works into place. It closed early today at 6pm and will stay closed tomorrow. The Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this month and is also located along the Seine, is monitoring the situation but so far does not have plans to close, the museum’s communication department confirmed to the Nouvel Observateur

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SA Museum Indigenous collection under threat due to rain, vermin issues at storage facility

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