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Schools to teach disaster planning COMPULSORY disaster education will be taught to all school children as part of a national attempt to better prepare Australia for natural catastrophes.As part of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Q-DIS Dec 27, 2010.

How is your plan progressing? Does it need to be reviewed? Is there an area of your plan that requires more information?
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A number of Disaster preparedness and risk management workshops have been held near and far in Queensland this year. Participants have come from schools, libraries,archives, museums and historical…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Q-DIS Dec 23, 2010.

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WRITING YOUR OWN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLANBe Prepared: Guidelines for Small Museums for Writing a Disaster Preparedness Plan -…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Baillie Dec 8, 2010.

 

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Christine Ianna replied to Q-DIS's discussion FROM FURTHER AFIELD in the group Q-DIS
"Volunteers left distraught after 'thousands of pounds' of damage caused at new museum Barry at War museum was expected to open on August 5 but volunteers say they will now not be able to open it this year. But on June 11, vehicles…"
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Christine Ianna replied to Q-DIS's discussion FROM FURTHER AFIELD in the group Q-DIS
"Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana in the United States Volunteers, staff conserve smoke-damaged art at Masur Museum see story…"
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Christine Ianna replied to Q-DIS's discussion FROM FURTHER AFIELD in the group Q-DIS
"Review of the 5th APTCCARN Forum—Natural Disasters and Cultural Heritage in the Philippines: Knowledge Sharing, Decision Making and Conservation 5 Jun 2017 Newsletter Issue Number:  #138 June 2017 Author:  Nicole Tse, Claire…"
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Mercury – A Tale of the Importance of Good DocumentationDiscovering open sources of mercury & lessons learnedhttp://world.museumsprojekte.de/?p=9227See More
Jun 13
Christine Ianna replied to Q-DIS's discussion Resources in the group Q-DIS
"check out... Shopping list: flood recovery Floods can occur at any time as a result of adverse weather events, blocked storm water drains, damaged roofs or broken water pipes. Here’s a list of things you may need for on-site flood…"
Jun 8
Christine Ianna replied to Q-DIS's discussion Security in the group Q-DIS
"The Charity Commission has warned organisations such as museums to be vigilant about cyber security following the recent ransomware attack on the NHS and other global organisations. The commission, which regulates charities in England and Wales,…"
May 25
Christine Ianna commented on Q-DIS's group Q-DIS
"From: Queensland State Archives [mailto:info@archives.qld.gov.au] Subject: Upcoming event: Disaster Recovery Workshop - Salvaging Your Documented Memories   Upcoming event: Disaster Recovery Workshop - Salvaging Your Documented…"
May 8
Christine Ianna replied to Q-DIS's discussion Security in the group Q-DIS
"myPolice Queensland Police News   Queensland’s largest-ever counter-terrorism training exercise underway by QPS Media Queensland’s largest-ever counter-terrorism training exercise is underway in Brisbane. Hundreds of…"
May 4
Christine Ianna commented on Q-DIS's group Q-DIS
"sorry this is a little late... Proserpine Museum: open for business Today, volunteers at Proserpine Museum opened the doors for business for the first time since Cyclone Debbie. With many local businesses still closed and undergoing repairs,…"
Apr 13
Christine Ianna commented on Q-DIS's group Q-DIS
"Information in previous post taken from http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/ and more detail from the Mackay area at http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/widebay.shtml"
Mar 29
Christine Ianna commented on Q-DIS's group Q-DIS
"Rainfall in last 24hrs to 9am wednesday 29th March"
Mar 29
Christine Ianna commented on Q-DIS's group Q-DIS
"Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce very heavy rainfall that will likely lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Sarina and in particular the ranges west of…"
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Mar 27
Christine Ianna replied to Q-DIS's discussion Resources in the group Q-DIS
"Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery of Inkjet Printed Materials in Museum Collections ** Please excuse cross-postings**IPI has recently completed the IMLS-funded project “Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Inkjet…"
Mar 24
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Mar 24
Christine Ianna replied to Q-DIS's discussion FROM FURTHER AFIELD in the group Q-DIS
"Good planning - good PR Fire sparks evacuation of 4,000 people from London Science Museum during school holidays http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/science-museum-evacuated-due-to-fire-alert-during-school-holidays-a3467786.html"
Feb 16
The Queensland Disaster Information Network (Q-Dis) is a group for sharing information on disaster preparedness and planning. Members of this group can participate in discussions and ask questions about how their disaster planning process is going, raise problems hypothetically if need be but generally communicate on issues related to preparing for and surviving incidents no matter what their scale.

Q-Dis is not a response network but it is hoped that by sharing information related to risk management and disaster planning we will all be better informed, prepared and connected in the event of a smaller or larger scale incident affecting our heritage and cultural collections.

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At 15:57 on January 31, 2013, Pat Jackson said…

Thanks for the welcome Christine.

By the way, I'm a consulting professional archivist now based in Cairns (after 8 years in Alice Springs). The humidity is killing me but my skin is so better hydrated than before. I've been looking at material at the Cairns Historical Society - what a great collection and a great bunch of volunteers.

Cheers

Pat (now the Archives Queen of the Tropics)

At 16:56 on July 27, 2011, Margaret Mary Dale said…
Hi Christine
I note the mention of the Courier Mail article. John and I are thrilled with this story as it is very well written and the writer and photographer are to be congratulated.

The museum is planning an open day to allow residents to view photos that have been collected during and after the flood

Cheers
Margaret
At 17:00 on April 23, 2011, Margaret Mary Dale said…

Hi Christine

Thanks for thinking of us at Theodore

John says to tell you that he has either gone deaf because he can't hear, or blind 'caus he can't find any evidence of those pesky little termites at present. Wow!! Hope it stays that way.

As for me I am still working on photos. The Museum has been a little quiet as everyone is catching up at home

Cheers

Margaret

At 12:04 on March 10, 2011, Jo Wills said…

Hi Christine,

Thanks for getting in contact.

This is a great idea for a group, and there is some really interesting and useful information available. So many people affected by these issues - it's great to have a place to go to find information to help put people at ease.

 

Cheers,

Jo.

 

I will say hello to Gordon for you. Although he's not doing much work with converge these days, we're still in contact with him - he's a great source of knowledge for the region.

 

 

At 15:41 on February 17, 2011, Margaret Mary Dale said…

Hello Christine

Thanks for allowing me to join manexus. John and I had a visit from Bronwyn Roper today and she made the comment that we have been very lucky with museum and the flood has had little impact - not even the smell of mould. Mind you we have not been looking for termites as yet. I have lots of photos and am wondering which is the best way to get them into you.

Cheers

Margaret

At 14:40 on February 10, 2011, Rhonda Glenis Micola von Fursten said…

Hello Christine,

Thanks for your contact. It's nice to be able to put a face to a name.

Atherton Chinatown fared well  through Cyclone Yasi but  it made me even more aware of  what should or might be done in the face of a threat to our site. As is said.... We are at the mercy of the Gods.

Cheers,

Rhonda

At 18:34 on November 16, 2010, Lisa Jones said…
Q-Dis is a great idea! Lets all remember that disasters can be small as well as big - spilling water on a unique photograph can as heart breaking as an air-conditoning leak in the collection store...
 
 
 

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