Introduction to Disaster Risk Management for Heritage

Register now for training in July 2022

A great opportunity to learn from one of our best! GML Principal, Catherine Forbes is headlining a new training course – Introduction to Disaster Risk Management for Heritage – to help protect and manage heritage from disaster and the effects of climate change.

The course is the first of this kind in Australia, and will take place at Flinders University, Adelaide, between 26-28th July 2022. It is suitable for heritage professionals, emergency services personnel, and senior cultural heritage students.

Over 3 days, participants will be introduced to the process of identifying and managing risks to heritage places, including their landscape settings, interiors collections and movable heritage. The course will include 2 days of lectures and workshops and one day at the State Library of South Australia to put theory into practice.

The course was conceived by ANZCORP (Australia ICOMOS and ICOMOS New Zealand Joint Scientific Committee on Risk preparedness) and is coordinated by Catherine and Dr Ania Kotarba, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology (Flinders University), who are also the core instructors.

Also lecturing are other members of ANZCORP, all who have training and experience in the field, including:

  • Victoria Pearce, Director, Senior Cultural Conservator | Endangered Heritage, Canberra | M.ICOMOS (ANZCORP)
  • A/Prof. Temitope Egbelakin, Construction Management and Disaster Resilience | School of Architecture and Built Environment | University of Newcastle | M.ICOMOS (ANZCORP)
  • Helen McCracken, Principle Advisor | New Zealand Ministry of Culture and Heritage| M.ICOMOS (ANZCORP)
  • Vanessa Tanner, Manager Archaeology / Kaiwhakahaere Poutairangahia | Heritage New Zealand / Pouhere Taonga| M.ICOMOS (ANZCORP)