When staff in a museum environment feel safe it is easy to become complacent with measures of security.

This leaflet outlines the standard safety and security measures a museum should take to prevent theft and other losses, with particular emphasis on daily closing procedures. A daily closing checklist guides historical institutions in”closing the barn door” safely each day.

Additionally, Stevan P. Layne, CEO for Layne Consultants International, emphasizes the need for proper screening of employees, affordable surveillance and alarm systems, and how to deal with unruly patrons.

Technical Leaflet #220 (2002)

For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 4, Risk Management.