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Guideline 17.2: Museum Policies are instituted to protect against fire and water damage
What policies can help protects object from fire and water damage?
- No-smoking policies
- prohibiting personal space heaters, etc. and ensuring compliance by addressing inadequate heating and cooling of workspaces.
- Consulting with the local fire chief to ensure proper fire prevention plan is in place.
- The museum has an emergency plan in place.
- Staff must be trained in use of fire extinguishers.