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Kent Salvage Group

The Kent Salvage Group was established in 2014 following a trainnig day on Emergency Planning led by Emma Dadson of Harwell's.  The participants in the session all felt there was a shared need for hands-on support in case of an emergency and wanted to have something in place.

The group operates via an e-GoogleGroup that anyone can sign up to - but on the understanding that putting your name into the group, you are not only eligible for help, but would be required to help others should the need arise.

How do new members sign up?

To join the group, simply follow this link!forum/kent-salvage-group/join and submit your email address (you can use your existing email address and don't have to create a new Google Account).  You will shortly receive a confirmation email, and just need to follow the ‘Join this Group’ button.  This will take you to a confirmation page that tells you your free subscription has been accepted. That's it - you don't have to do anything else, so can close the window.

Contacting the Group

Just send an email to and it will reach all members.  Remember, your personal email adderss is displayed to the rest of the members when you email the group.

How to unsubscribe?

If you would prefer not to be included in this group and would like to unsubscribe, email:

Salvage Kit

While we hope it should never be needed, the emergency salvage kits, materials and equipment are available for museums to use should the unthinkable occur. Everything is being stored at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham and is available to all the Kent museums who have signed up to the Kent Salvage Group.

The emergency equipment available includes:

  • Several kits of emergency PPE equipment, such as hard hats, torches, gloves, high vis jackets and trousers etc.
  • 2 salvage kits containing items such as blotting paper, newsprint, acid free tissue, clothes pegs, towels and lot, lots more!
  • Additional absorbent materials such as absorbent cushions and snakes
  • First aid kit
  • Tools, lighting etc

If you have any queries about the use of this equipment or would like help organising your own kit please contact Emily (Preventive Conservation Officer) or Sarah (Museum Development Officer). 

Shared Harwell's Priority User Agreement

In 2014, Emma Dadson from Harwell's HDRS suggested that Kent & Medway museums jointly share one subscription to their Priority Users Agreement.  Annually this costs over £550 and entitles the user to emergency call outs, use of freezers and many other services.  

The costs may be prohibitive to some of our smaller museums, but if we all club together, we can cut the price significantly.  This is now in its second year and currently there are 12 partners sharing the annual cost of £550 - the more museums who take part, the cheaper the cost!