Flood Resilient Museums

Led by the Alliance of Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Cities in partnership with the Institute of Prevention and Management of urban Risks (IPGR), the Flood Resilient Museums (MRI) project consists of the implementation of recommendations in the form of diagnosis templates, to raise awareness among all stakeholders affected by this issue: directors and heritage curators of museums, but also local authorities, heritage managers, civil security officials as well as local population and tourists.

Among all museums, those benefiting from the “Museums of France” designation have specific institutional responsibilities towards the collections that they are depositaries, which justifies they are very closely associated with the process.

Note also that libraries, media libraries and archives are in a similar situation to the one of museums.

The aim is to assess exposure and the fragility of the museums located in flood zone, and their answers, in terms of adaptation and preparation, to ensure people safety and the preservation of cultural heritage they support.

To thoroughly explore these issues, theAVEC/ IPGR team will mobilize politicians and managers from services of local authorities councils, experts and curators of museums in the concerned regions  to gather and cross points of view in the following areas: preventive conservation, architecture, restoration, awareness and information about flooding risk and alert in case of proven threat.

With the support of: