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.
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.