To build and foster a statewide emergency planning process that serves the cultural and emergency management communities and addresses disaster mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. The process will ensure an ongoing dialogue that promotes mutual understanding and coordination between these communities.


That every cultural heritage organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is prepared for and is able to respond to a disaster or emergency in conjunction with the emergency management community at the state, regional, and local levels to ensure the resilience of the organization and the preservation of and access to its collections.