|GBSG has produced a brochure that looks at the security of museums, art galleries, and historic houses open to the public.
Here is a preview, you can download a free copy Security for museums and galleries.
All museums and galleries want to protect their collections from theft or vandalism, while at the same time remaining open and welcoming to the public and to researchers from around the world. For over thirty years GBSG has helped cultural institutions achieve that objective.
Museums and galleries face a range of criminal and anti-social activity including specialist criminals robbing to order; opportunist thieves taking
Increasingly criminal gangs are well-trained and organised. Attacks can take place through upper floors and roofs; via unprotected doors and windows;
The risk of fire is also a constant threat, and can destroy within a very short space of time a whole collection of irreplaceable exhibits or rare books.
In addition, the buildings in which cultural institutions are housed are often listed as being of historic and architectural interest, and this places a constraint on some of the security measures that might be adopted.
GBSG looks after the security of a range of museums, galleries and historic libraries and houses open to the public. The institutions represent GBSG’s highest level of security provision, and the systems are audited on
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