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Museums Are Trying to Fireproof Themselves in the Age of Climate Change

Category: Facilities & Risk Management
Wildfires Threatening Museums

Read this article to learn more about how museums are handling and responding to the threat of wildfires and natural disasters in the age of climate change.

“When a natural disaster threatens a museum or other important institution like that, human safety is the first priority: firefighters battle the blaze, and paramedics respond to medical calls. But after that, a different kind of first responder lands on the scene. Call it EMS for art.”

—Cole Kazdin

As California suffers through yet another devastating fire season, flames have not just been driving people from their homes and filling the air with smoke, but threatening the state's cultural institutions. Explosive wildfires that broke out in Los Angeles this week came within a mile of the Getty Center and perilously close to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

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