Monday, March 7, 2011

Earth Shaking

Two weeks after the disasterous earthquake in Canterbury, NZ, the situation at the Canterbury Museum is still unclear. Various reports floating around the web suggest that the sprinkler system triggered, but that this affected only a small area, although the collections haven't been fully inspected. The director, Anthony Wright, has apparently said that the building is structurally sound, but staff are unlikely to be allowed in for several weeks (if you haven't developed a business continuity plan for your institution yet, take note - things like this do actually happen).

Thankfully, although some lost their homes, none of the Museum's staff were hurt. This was a close run thing - at least one curator avoided being crushed by a large bookshelf only because he'd got up to answer the phone.

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