STP729

    Security Systems in Museums

    Published: Jan 1981


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    Abstract

    The “art boom” and record attendance at museums have been a major cause for the increase of thefts occurring in museums. Strong measures are needed to counteract the trend. With greater awareness on the part of museum administrations and improved security standards, there is now hope that the cultural heritage in museums will be preserved.

    Keywords:

    building security, museum thefts and vandalism, security measures, concern with museum security, outlook for museum security


    Author Information:

    Rutledge, R
    Staff assistant, Institute of Museum Services, Washington, D.C.,


    Paper ID: STP28079S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F12.20

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28079S


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