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Disaster & Emergency 

Planning - Training - Response

It is really important to have a good disaster plan in place before the worst happens. Specialists in disaster training in NZ are here to help you as an individual or organisation plan and prepare. If you have experienced disaster you may need help with response and recovery. If you have an item damaged by a disaster you may want to try the Find a Conservator function to find a conservator in your region.


The Collection Care Company: Company running courses and response services for emergency management of heritage for museums, galleries, libraries and archives.

Triptych Conservation Services and Products: Company running courses in Disaster Preparedness and Response for Libraries and Archives.

National Library of New Zealand & Archives New Zealand: Advice on disaster planning and treatment of water-damaged materials.

Te Papa: Advice, Assistance and Consultation on Disaster Recovery

Auckland Libraries – Nga Whare Matauranga o Tamaki Makaurau: To advise on disaster preparedness and recovery

Canterbury Disaster Salvage Team: A volunteer group of professional people providing courses in disaster preparedness and response. Able to advise on major salvage operations.

Otago Museum: Advice, Assistance and Consultation on Disaster Recovery



  • For further details phone (04) 970 0228 or visit: Triptych
  • Contacts (business hours only): National Preservation Office (04) 474 3066 or 0800 474 3000,
  • Contact Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand, Cable Street, Wellington, (04) 381-0000. 
  • Contact Kristie Short-Traxler, Director -The Collection Care Company 021 163 7675
  • Contact David Ashman, Preservation Manager - Auckland Libraries (09) 890 2536.

Otago & Southland

  • Contact Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin, (03) 479 3230 or (03) 474 74 74
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