Research Impact of Fire and Storm Events on GLAM Institutions in Australia 2020


During 2019 and 2020 Blue Shield Australia joined with GLAM Peak and other creative industry peak bodies as part of a Roundtable, to provide advocacy, communication and support through the Australian disaster season on behalf of the cultural sector, GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) and the creative arts sectors.

Blue Shield Australia conducted a survey on behalf of the Roundtable during March and April 2020 to determine the impact of the extreme weather events on small and large organisations, and to discover what assistance could be provided in the immediate aftermath of the events as well as in the months following.

The survey report summarises the responses from the 32 respondents, giving an insight into the impact on cultural heritage institutions.