‘You should get security advice for all the buildings and sites that the museum occupies. You should do this at least every five years, and the advice should cover:

  • arrangements for your staff, volunteers and visitors
  • your stored and displayed collections
  • your buildings and sites

The advice should be proportionate to the size, scope, vulnerability and value of your museum and collections. You should show what changes you’ve made or planned as a result of the advice.’

(Accreditation standard, November 2018)

The Security Audit


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.