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These guidelines lay out the basic framework for various ministries that govern museums, as well as individual museums to familiarise themselves with the requirements of a disaster risk management plan. These guidelines should be seen as a template for museum professionals to develop disaster management plans through risk assessment, risk reduction, emergency response and post-disaster recovery.
These guidelines are not a substitute for a plan itself, and only set out the requirements - both physical and institutional - that museums should fulfil in order to reduce disaster risks.
Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are accompanied by indicative checklists, which set out some of the basic actions to be undertaken at each level of disaster risk management. Section 7 deals with awareness generation and capacity building and should be used to develop exercises at museum and institutional levels.