We provide direct risk assessment or risk assessment tools for libraries, archives and museums who seek to identify and mitigate hazards in their collections.
This tool is particularly helpful when creating new conservation facilities, collection stores, gallery spaces or simply to aid exhibition production, ensuring collection’s safety.
Risk assessment can be vital when planning exhibitions, determining what hazards are present and how these can be reduced, diminishing their likelihood of negative impact. When going through the decision-making process for loans and exhibitions, it can also prove a valuable means of justifying decisions, backing up special condition requests and exploring available options. This is because risk assessment is fact based, observing the current needs of the collection, according to condition, materiality and background.
Identifying and addressing risk is increasingly important in the museum and library context, particularly for institutions seeking to expand their loans and exhibitions program, while keeping up to date with the latest international standards for collection care.