Museum, Archive, and Library Security

Museum, Archive, and Library Security

1st Edition - December 1, 1982

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  • Author: Lawrence J. Fennelly
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483221038

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Museum, Archive, and Library Security provides an introduction to the security programs of museums and other park facilities. This book discusses the mechanism that provides for the protection of information, collections, equipment, personnel, and physical facilities of museums. Organized into seven parts encompassing 30 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the security programs of the National Park Service. This text then examines the quality of security personnel and its proper training, as well as its most efficient utilization and allocation. Other chapters consider the standard instruction in how to implement new security procedures by staff members. This book discusses as well the significance of good security for the protection of fine arts of any nature. The final chapter deals with global concern on the prevention, protection, import, or export of cultural property. This book is a valuable resource for security directors, archivists, curators, maintenance personnel, historic preservation specialists, and librarians.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Preface and Acknowledgments

    I. Introduction

    1. Introduction to Museum Security

    2. The Many Facets of a Museum Security Director’s Job

    II. Risk Management

    3. The Insurance of Objects of Art

    4. Insuring Works of Art

    Appendix 4.1 Fine Arts Insurance

    III. Managing Museum Security

    5. Museum and Gallery Security Management Techniques

    6. Common Sense Security for Museum Libraries

    7. Fundamentals of Public Relations Communications

    8. Crisis Public Relations Communication

    IV. Fire Prevention and Emergency Planning

    9. Building Security and Fire Safety

    10. Fire Protection Systems and Fire Prevention Techniques

    Appendix 10.1 Fire Training Program

    11. Museum Disaster Planning

    Appendix 11.1 Emergency Procedures for Libraries

    Appendix 11.2 Salvage of Water-Damaged Library Material

    V. Security Methods for Museums, Art Facilities, and Libraries

    12. Security Theory for a Large Museum

    13. Intrusion Detection Systems for Residences, Libraries, Small Museums, and Art Galleries

    Appendix 13.1 Specifications for a Fully-Zoned Ultrasonic Intrusion Alarm System

    Appendix 13.2 Application Guidelines for Exterior Intrusion Detectors

    Appendix 13.3 Application Guidelines for Interior Intrusion Detectors

    Appendix 13.4 Terms and Definitions for Intrustion Alarm Systems

    14. Designing Security Alarm Systems for Libraries, Museums, and Art Facilities

    15. Standards for the Design, Installation, Testing, and Maintenance of Interior Intrustion Detection/Alarm Systems

    16. Museum Television Security

    Appendix 16.1 Glossary of CCTV Terms and References

    17. Physical Security Standards

    18. The Security Survey

    Appendix 18.1 Perimeter Protection

    Appendix 18.2 Lighting and Security

    Appendix 18.3 Locks and Key Control

    Appendix 18.4 Files, Safes, and Vaults

    Appendix 18.5 Intrusion Alarms

    Appendix 18.6 Security Surveys for Libraries

    19. Security Inspection and Evaluation

    20. Transportation of Cultural Art Objects

    VI. The Security Force

    21. The Guard Force

    22. Job Descriptions for Security Supervisors and Security Officers

    23. Developing Policies and Procedures

    Appendix 23.1 Post Orders

    24. The Museum Guard Pocket Manual

    25. Guidelines for Guard Training

    26. Motivating Security Personnel

    27. Vicarious Liability of Security Administrators for the Actions of their Guards

    VII. Art Theft and Investigation

    28. Interpol Symposium on Thefts of Works of Art and Cultural Property

    29. Reporting Stolen Works of Art

    30. Art Theft Investigation



Product details

  • No. of pages: 906
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1983
  • Published: December 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483221038

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Lawrence J. Fennelly

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