Online Museum Classes
World events continually remind us just how important security is. The FBI and Interpol databases record thefts from small rural museums and world renowned art collections. The prevalence of collections lost to theft is brought home to us with regular sensational newspaper stories. And then there are the internal thefts, fires, and collection vandalism that also result in loss. Security must be a priority for every museum, regardless of size. Introduction to Security teaches basic, practical approaches to protecting against threats such as theft, vandalism, violent acts, natural disasters, fire and environmental hazards. Topics include selecting security systems, determining security needs and how to build affordable security systems. Screening, hiring, firing, workplace violence, policies and procedures and emergency management planning are covered as well.
- Fire Protection
- Internal Theft
- External Theft
- Retail Theft
- Policies and Procedures
- Selection of Electronic Systems
- Emergency Preparedness
Participants in Introduction to Security work at their own pace through sections and interact through online chats. Instructor Steve Layne is available at scheduled times during the course for email support. Introduction to Security includes online literature, slide lectures and student-teacher/group-teacher dialog. The course is limited to 20 participants.
Introduction to Security runs four weeks. To reserve a spot in the course, please pay at http://www.collectioncare.org/tas/tas.html If you have trouble please contact Helen Alten at email@example.com
Student Comments for MS107: Introduction to Security
Quality information and resources, discussions, and it gave me food for thought.
I liked not having to sit in a classroom, the depth some of the material offered, and being able to work on assignments when I had the time at work.
I liked a lot of the extra reading. As we know finding some of this material can take awhile during a general search on the web. The lecture material was also a great review for somebody like myself who has been in security for some time.
I think this course is on the right track, and should be presented to as many security pros as possible. It would be a great tool to get museum security personel to think outside the box while they are inside their box. It is important to make sure our countries treasures are well protected, so the better educated we are the better we can work to make this a reality.
I LIKED THE VARIETY OF "VOICES" IN THE MATERIALS; I ESPECIALLY VALUE THE LISTS OF OTHER RESOURCES.
Stevan P. Layne is the principal consultant and chief executive of Layne Consultants International, a leading provider of cultural property protection advice. Steve is a former police chief, public safety director and museum security director. He is the author of The Cultural Property Protection Manual, and the Business Survival Guide. Steve regularly presents to professional associations and has consulted with more than 400 museums and other institutions. Steve is the founding director of the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection and responsible for the professional training and certification of more than 1,000 museum professionals. For more information visit his web site Layne Consultants International