Fire: Evacuation Plan for Collections and the Stoplight System


In this video, John George, Collections Manager at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, uses past case studies to illustrate the most pressing needs for tribal institutions preparing for fire emergencies. Some of the topics covered include constraints of resources and capacities; dealing with a fire event and its aftermath, and lessons learned from catastrophes. The presentation also reflects on the difference between working at the grassroots level as opposed to a major cultural institution. This session was part of the 2015 ATALM annual conference held in Washington, DC on September 9-12, 2015.