Collections Management    Emergencies

BC Heritage Emergency Response Network

The BC Heritage Emergency Response Network (BC HERN) is a growing network of arts, culture and heritage professionals and volunteers in BC who feel morally and professionally obliged to plan for emergency situations and to support other cultural institutions in the event of localized emergencies that impact collections. The initiative was born from the identified lack of a unified support plan for disaster response and collections salvage in the province in light of the growing risk to collections due to climate change. For more information on BC HERN, check out their website.

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BC Heritage Emergency Response Network

Building effective emergency response for B.C.’s arts and cultures communities

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BC HERN Training Events

See if there is an upcoming BC HERN training workshop near you!

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Emergency Preparedness Resources

Explore all emergency preparedness resources currently available on the BCMA Online Learning Portal.


Media Coverage

Check out the coverage from the BC HERN Workshop in Prince George, Fall 2019