BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Safety And Security’

  • This two-and-a-half-day workshop will focus on the care, conservation, and exhibition of military artifacts in museum collections. Spend time working with conservators and curators to learn how to be better stewards of your military history collection. As a result of this workshop, participants should: Have a general knowledge of the basic types of military artifacts […]

  • English Heritage, which exists to promote the care and understanding of the historic environment, has produced this publication to give practical guidance on the management of commercial hospitality events. In offering a historic house as a hospitality venue, loans, insurance, and any statutory responsibilities should be considered at the outset. Its guidelines are set out […]

  • Lori Foley and Dan Kochensparger give tips on how to work with emergency responders in your community. When disaster strikes your institution, emergency responders loom large and are in charge. Who are your emergency responders, and how do you convince them that cultural resources require special attention? Learn how to establish a relationship with your […]

  • Our collections, our buildings, and our equipment make it possible for us to do what we do, but these things are subject to the insidious hunger of creepy-crawlies, opportunistic or uninformed people, and the overwhelming destructive power of nature. The impact of Hurricane Katrina and the issues in the Heritage Health Index report released in December […]

  • Mayday is an international emergency distress signal derived from the French m’aider, which means “help me.” The MayDay effort to prepare for disasters has grown to be a national initiative. On May 1, libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations across the country take one simple step to protect the art, artifacts, records, books, […]

  • Barbara Heller, director and conservator of special projects at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), shared the steps her institution took to better protect collections during the planning and hosting of special events. Featured resources available for download include: Practical Conservation Guidelines for Successful Hospitality Events in Historic Houses Museum Handbook III: Other Uses of […]

  • Mold is another frequent hazard in collections. This session reviewed how to identify mold, deal safely with a mold outbreak, and how to prevent it from occurring in the first place. It also covered how mold might affect a variety of formats in your institution, from books and paper to leather and textiles. Instructor: Tara […]

  • Illinois Heritage Association technical inserts are issued with the IHA bimonthly newsletter. They cover a wide range of practical information of interest to the staff of museums, historical and genealogical societies, libraries, and preservation groups, and to individuals with personal collections or an interest in preserving the cultural heritage of Illinois. Their list of technical […]

  • This pamphlet provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, who may be caught in an active shooter situation, and discusses how to react when law enforcement responds.

  • The Homestead Museum’s Safety Manual lays out safety goals and responsibilities. It also lists procedures for incidents, compliance, emergencies, criminal acts, natural disasters, evacuation, and general safety tips. The outline also provides numbers and contacts for staff members and emergency personnel.