EMu

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EMu is one of the most sophisticated collections management systems on the market, with a wealth of features and functionality. It has been at the forefront of collections management for more than three decades and is used by institutions of all sizes and collection types. A comprehensive and flexible collections management system, it is able to accommodate the requirements of any collecting institution, but is widely acknowledged to be the preeminent system for Natural History collections.

Proficio

Software

Proficio from Re:discovery Software is a complete Museum Collections Management System that comprehensively manages many types of collections (including art, history, natural history, archaeology, archives/manuscripts and reference library) in one system.

The Security Audit

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This is a guide to carrying out a Security Audit of your measures protecting your collections against fire, theft, flood and damage. It contains a Security Checklist, which can be used as an aid to a Security Audit.

Statutory information

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Security specification for padlocks

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This resource outlines the minimum standard for the specification of padlocks. This standard is usually required for museums under the Government Indemnity Scheme, but is a useful guideline for all museums when managing risks to their collections.

Security specification for solid core doors

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This resource outlines the minimum standard for the specification of solid core doors. This standard is usually required for museums under the Government Indemnity Scheme, but is a useful guideline for all museums when managing risks to their collections.

Security specification for glass and frames

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This resource outlines the minimum standard for the specification of glass and frames. This standard is usually required for museums under the Government Indemnity Scheme, but is a useful guideline for all museums when managing risks to their collections.

Threats to museum collections

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This brief introduction to threats to museum collections places particular emphasis on some of the reasons for theft. This resource 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.

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Government Indemnity Scheme

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The GIS allows the public access to objects within the UK which might not otherwise be available, by providing borrowers with an alternative to the considerable cost of commercial insurance. It means that a museum, gallery, archive or library can arrange to borrow objects from non-national institutions and private lenders and in the event of loss or damage, compensation will be paid to the owner by the Government.