Safeguarding Cultural Properties
Security for Museums, Libraries, Parks, and Zoos
- Stevan P. Layne, Principal and CEO of Layne Consultants International; founding director of the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection
Safeguarding Cultural Properties is a step-by-step guide for creating and maintaining a comprehensive security program in any cultural facility or public institution. Author Stevan P. Layne, the leading expert in the field of cultural property protection, draws from his many years of experience providing protection training and planning to more than 350 cultural and public institutions around the world.
Designed especially for those with limited security budgets, the book provides a proven and effective program for hiring the right security personnel, selecting the appropriate electronic security systems, and coordinating critical emergency response, along with all the other security issues unique to the needs of a cultural institution. For individuals responsible for the protection of the people, assets, and collections, Safeguarding Cultural Properties saves time and money by providing the essential resources needed for creating a short- and long-term protection plan.
Managers and security personnel at museums, libraries, zoos, national parks, historic sites, public gardens, art galleries, and other public facilities throughout the United States and are the globe; Security and risk management consultants