Part of the problem with disasters is that people and communities only think about what to do after an event. The major exception has been the focus in recent years of getting their Bush Fire Plans done. There is never a better time to examine and put in place some plans and strategies in case of disasters. Like any sector, the arts sector can be better prepared, and the following are some guides that may be of assistance.
Emergency Management Victoria Disaster Toolkit for Local Government:
Museums & Galleries: http://www.magsq.com.au/_dbase_upl/preparing%20for%20disasters.pdf