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Introduction to Museum Security On-line Course

SKU: ms107


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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.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction

2. Fire Protection

3. Internal Theft

4. External Theft

5. Retail Theft

6. Policies and Procedures

7. Selection of Electronic Systems

8. Emergency Preparedness

9. Conclusion


Required Textbook: Safeguarding Cultural Properties: Security for Museums, Libraries, Parks and Zoos, by Stevan P. Layne

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