Museums and Disaster Risk Reduction: building resilience in museums, society and nature
Content submitted by Curating Tomorrow – Henry McGhie
Submited Date : 18/01/2021
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This free Guide (which can be dowloaded at this link: https://bit.ly/3nTpONk) aims to help empower museums (small, large and of any kind, anywhere), museum workers, museum networks and their partners to draw on Disaster Risk Reduction approaches. This should help them reduce the impact of disasters, whether COVID-19, climate change, or any other kind of disaster, for the benefit of themselves, their communities, and the natural environment. Disaster Risk Reduction is the subject of a number of SDGs, notably SDGs 11.5 and 11.B, while COVID-19 and its management also relates to SDG 3.D.

The Guide has two main goals:
1. To help museums build their resilience, and reduce the impact of disasters on museums themselves.
2. To help museums contribute to resilience-building in the wider world, for the benefit of society and the natural environment.