COSTEP MA aims to bring together representatives of cultural and historical institutions and agencies and first responder and emergency management professionals through programming that includes training sessions, symposia, workshops, and community meetings.


Upcoming events

COSTEP MA Virtual Tabletop Exercise
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
10:00am – 12:00pm ET

COSTEP MA is excited to announce a new, free program that will provide cultural heritage institutions a chance to test and improve their disaster plans: the COSTEP MA Virtual Tabletop Exercise (TTX). A tabletop exercise presents one (or many) hypothetical scenarios through moderated prompts that simulate the experience of responding to a disaster. The COSTEP MA TTX will host multiple institutions in a virtual setting to test their plans, respond to disaster scenarios in real time, and then discuss the decision-making process with each other through virtual conference technology. Most or all of an institution’s staff are encouraged to participate. Multiple exercises will be offered in 2020, with the first scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd from 10am-12pm. Additional details and registration information will be posted soon!


Past events

COSTEP MA Resilience Symposium for Cultural Institutions logo

Session 1 Climate Change and Resilience for Cultural Institutions resources:

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Session 2 What to Expect in Community-Wide/Large Disasters resources:

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