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A Disaster Recovery Plan for the Australian National Herbarium


The following articles have been consulted during the preparation of this manual:

Art and Archival Pty Ltd (2004), Disaster Planning for Cultural Collections – A guide to preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters.

DISACT (2004) ‘Preparedness and Recovery’ notes on disaster plans (

Florian, Mary-Lou (2003), Fungal Facts: Solving fungal Problems in heritage collections, notes from a one-day seminar, Preservation and Heritage Management, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 12 May, 2003.

National Herbarium of Victoria (2001), ‘An Emergency Recovery Plan for The State Botanical Collection of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne’.

National Library of Australia ‘National Library of Australia Collection Disaster Plan’ (http://www/


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