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.

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 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.

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.

Revisiting Museum Collections

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Revisiting Museum Collections supports museums and archives to open up their collections for reinterpretation and knowledge capture. This publication takes you through the methodology so that you can apply it within your own organisation.

Signposts factsheet 3 - Handling and Packing

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Many artefacts appear to be more solid and robust than they are. A great deal of damage can be caused by inappropriate handling and moving. Museum objects can also be damaged by insufficient or inappropriate packing materials. This fact sheet offers guidance on the handling and packing of artefacts.

Caring for your ceramics

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This resource contains information and advice on how to look after ceramics. It highlights common problems, tells you what to avoid and provides practical, step-by-step instructions on how to clean and care for ceramic objects.

Creating and improving stores

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Stores are an essential part of most museums. As your items will be left in these stores for extended periods of time, you need to think carefully about how you design or improve your stores to best care for your collections. This resource outlines store requirements and safety and security considerations.