Guideline 16.1

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Guideline 16.1: Museum policies and procedures promote object security[edit | edit source]

[The following subject headings and information are placeholders.]

What institutional practices promote security?[edit | edit source]

  • Security staffing: The presence of a guard or other trained personnel is the best deterrent to theft and vandalism
  • Controlled access to the exhibit space
  • Inclusion of security training in the budget and scheduling
  • A daily walk-through by trained staff to check building security as well as maintenance and pest problems
  • A visitor sign-in book and identity badges
  • Limited access to keys

When should extra personnel be hired to provide security?[edit | edit source]

  • The security risk assessment may indicate that extra staffing is needed
  • The Conservation Requirements may indicate that extra staffing is needed for a particular exhibit