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Preparing Alaska's Cultural Organizations for Emergencies Course

A training program especially designed for staff at collecting institutions in Alaska


Learning Outcomes

  • Locate and navigate PACO website
  • Get to know coaches and one another
  • Understand the course structure and expectations


  • Review the course syllabus, available within the Course Information tab to the left.
  • Read the topic introduction.
  • Watch PACO Introduction and Roadmap webinar.
  • Schedule your first meeting with your coach.
  • Locate and review your institution’s emergency plan if one exists.
  • Take FEMA’s online class,  Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
    • Download the Student Workbook which contains, amongst a lot of other good information, an excellent Glossary on pages 29-41.  Everybody in your institution should take this course. 


  • Locate and review your institution’s Collection Policy. 
  • For those unfamiliar with collections management principles or in need of a refresher, please watch the following videos from Finding Common Ground:

Introducing Preservation Principles (42 min video)

The Environment (47 min video)

Storage and Handling of Collection Materials (49 min video)