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How Australian Art Museums Are Protecting Their Collections From Fire Threats

Category: Facilities & Risk Management
Four people walking outside an Australian museum in haze and smoke with masks on

In this article for Observer, Helen Holmes highlights the ways in which Australian art museums are responding to the country’s destructive bushfires that broke out late last year.

“While the implementation of what have been called ’emergency measures’ at Australian institutions might cause alarm, it’s important to recognize that Australian art conservationists have been well aware of the environmental risks posed to their artistic institutions in the face of worsening climate change-related natural disasters.“

– Helen Holmes

In response to the devastating bushfires that have been sweeping through Australia since November 2019, arts institutions have been introducing various strategies for protecting both the artwork that resides within their walls and their surrounding communities.

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