Inaugural cultural protection course held in Iceland

Inaugural cultural protection course held in Iceland

Museum objects spread out on a plastic sheet: the legs of a person assessing them are visible.
Museum flooding response course, Reykjavík, Iceland, August 2023 © Blue Shield Iceland

Blue Shield Iceland – inspired by Blue Shield France – supported a two-day course in August 2023 on flood response, emphasising the organization and practice of saving museum items. The instructor of the course, Nathalie Jacqueminet, is a member of Blue Shield and the national committee supported the course with equipment used for cleaning and drying collectibles after a flood. 

The course was held by the City History Museum with a grant from the Museums Fund and was intended for the staff of Reykjavík Museums.

The Blue Shield wants to encourage cultural institutions to practice their response plan and ensure that staff learns first reactions to disaster.

We were very excited to support this course - it's the first time a cultural disaster course has been held in Iceland. We know how crucial it is that disaster response must be planned and practiced. Blue Shield Iceland is determined to keep encouraging other institutions to hold similar courses.


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