Mission Track Provides Technological Support for Carrying Out a Drill of an Emergency and the Safeguarding of Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts in Valencia
The Valencian art gallery has been the scene of a fire drill in which Mission Track has been deployed to achieve digitized management of the emergency operation, which has allowed a more efficient, safe and rapid coordination of more than a hundred people, as well as the rescue and transfer in record time of the museum collection. The fire drill, carried out on July 5, is part of the Fenix European project, on artificial intelligence and new technologies applied to the prevention and management of fires and natural disasters in Cultural Heritage, movable and Immovable.
This European project is led by the Pablo de Olavide University, with the renowned researcher Pilar Ortiz, at the head, and accompanied by the Scientific Director of Mission Track, and also a UPO researcher, Victor Bañuls. The UPO collaborates in this project with the Valencian Institute of Conservation, Restoration and Research (IVCR+i).
Mission Track is especially useful in the field of museum artistic and cultural heritage protection, as it provides real-time technological support for the deployment of Safeguard Plans and Collection Protection Plans in cases of emergency, whether it be a fire like this drill, a flood, or any other eventuality.
During the drill, the use of Mission Track was of particular importance to prioritize the evacuation of works of critical importance, as well as to provide instructions to the intervention teams on the means of protection and transfer of each work, register and provide information for triage and conservation, as well as to monitor in real time the geoposition of the works and the intervention teams at all times.
The automated recording carried out by Mission Track of all the events, geopositions and communications during the drill has allowed an exhaustive subsequent analysis to be carried out, providing very valuable information.