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Post-event evacuation Post-event evacuations become necessary when a building or structure that is housing cultural heritage objects is declared unsafe for use, but is made sufficiently stable to evacuate objects. It involves the documentation, packing and transportation of objects to a safe temporary location. Post-event evacuations may involve technical assistance from firefighters and/or military or civil defence personnel, as they are trained to evacuate people from unsafe buildings. However, they require guidance on what to evacuate and from where, as well as instruction on the safe handling of heritage objects. 78 First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis | 1. Handbook Lessons from the post-event evacuation of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Museum: Nepal Following the 2015 earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, parts of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, which housed a museum were declared unsafe for use, due to major structural damage. The museum staff requested assistance from the Nepalese Army to evacuate the Golden Throne and other significant artefacts. At the time of the evacuation, no inventory was available to indicate the location of each object. As a result, army personnel had to spend more time than was deemed safe to locate objects that were of great significance. During the evacuation, they encountered difficulties in manoeuvring the Golden Throne through the doorway of the top floor of the building. Consequently, parts of the throne had to be dismantled, before it could be removed from the building. Nepalese army personnel evacuating a museum object. Photo: Aparna Tandon, ICCROM. The Museum’s Director and Documentation Officer were on site to provide assistance and officially take custody of the evacuated objects. Once they had been evacuated from the building, the Golden Throne and other objects were kept in the courtyard of the Palace until a safer location was found days late