Security Resources from the Collections Trust
Security Resources from the Collections Trust enable museums and galleries to assess how best to protect themselves against loss from their collections as a result of security threats such as theft, fire, flood.
The content has been updated and expanded with the support of Arts Council England and the Association of Chief Police Officers to provide a unique source of practical information and advice.
Input has also been received from 350 delegates who attended six security seminars as part of the ACE-funded Building Capacity for Museum Security project.
Getting started - Assessing the Risk
Three new tools have been developed to help gather information, identify threats, assess risks, find solutions, and monitor the results. The Security Toolkit provides a rationale for museums security auditing based on a four-step management approach. The Environmental Visual Assessment identifies areas of security concern in museums in a structured way. The Security Audit provides a guide to conducting a physical and procedural audit of the measures in place to protect collections. Together they provide a comprehensive and easy-to-use set of tools for museums of any size to raise their awareness of security issues and take action.
- Threats to Museum Collections
- Access to Collections
- Buildings and Perimeters
- CCTV Systems
- Fire and Intruder Alarm Systems
- Fire Prevention
- Key Security
- Reporting and Recording Security Incidents
- Responding to Alarms
- Working with Contractors
- Advice for Architects and Planners
- Specifiers’ Guide to Display Cases
Other aspects of security
- Further Advice about Security
- Sharing Information about Security
- Managing Security Threats and Forward Planning
- Security and Collections
- Security and Buildings