Threats to museum collections

This brief introduction to threats to museum collections places particular emphasis on some of the reasons for theft. This fact sheet is drawn from presentations at the security seminars funded by Arts Council England and hosted by the Collections Trust in 2012/2013, as part of the Building Capacity in Museum Security project.

This resource will help you with Museum Accreditation requirement 2.8: Expert Assessment of security arrangements. This requirement states that a ‘museum must obtain expert security advice for stored and exhibited collections at least every five years, and earlier if needed. It must plan to act on the advice over time.’

Collections Trust security resources have been updated and expanded with the support of Arts Council England and the Association of Chief Police Officers.

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Date created: 2013

Author: Arts Council England

Publisher: Arts Council England, Collections Trust