1st Edition

Museum Security and Protection
A Handbook for Cultural Heritage Institutions





ISBN 9780415075091
Published November 15, 1993 by Routledge
336 Pages

USD $56.95

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Book Description

The ICMS Handbook is acknowledged as the international standard text for basic security procedures. It was first published as A Basic Guide to Museum Security, and is now fully revised, enlarged and updated. The manual covers: general principles security, theft and burglary: security personnel; training; collection management and transport; disaster planning; fire and environmental hazards; checklist of security procedures. It is designed to operate in all conditions and sizes of museum, not merely those with elaborate electronic security. It stresses that good basic principles are the key to effective protection from hazard.

Table of Contents

Dedication  Foreword  Table of Contents  Basic Protection Services  1. Basic Cultural Protection  2. Cultural Protection Duties and Responsibilities  3. Vigilance and Guard Services  4. Protection, Security and Conservation of Collections  Building Protection Services  5. Physical Security  6. Building Management and Control  7. Electronic Building Protection  8. Building Fire Protection  9. Building Construction, Renovation and Rehabilitation  Special Protection Services  10. Non Building Cultural Property Protection  11. Personal Safety  12. Emergency Planning and Operation  Recommendations  Subject Index  Membership List.

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