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Monday, 20 March 2017



National Disaster Response Scheme

The scheme has been established to assist museums, libraries and archives to immediately respond effectively following an emergency or incident involving water damage to collections. The scheme has been generously sponsored by the Council of National Cultural Institutions (CNCI) and is available to any museum, library, archive or cultural collection of national or local significance across the 32 counties.

A number of essential and highly-specialised Disaster Response materials are available to handle water damage and mould remediation in the days immediately after a disaster. This includes water absorbent cushions and dehumidifiers to remove water and moisture from a flood or leak site; heavy duty blotting paper to dry wetted collections as well as essential hand tools and smaller useful items for salvaging mixed collections.

How the scheme works:

  • Any interested organisation must register their interest to the scheme by contacting cnciconservation@gmail.com

  • The equipment is held at the National Museum of Ireland, Collections Resource Centre in Swords, Co Dublin.

  • It is the responsibility of the participant to collect the equipment needed and to replenish any stock used or return the equipment borrowed within one month of use.

  • It is highly recommended that all registered participants to the scheme have their own disaster response materials onsite.

Please note: participants use the equipment at their own risk. For more details on the scheme contact cnciconservation@gmail.com

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